Woman marks upcoming 100th birthday with motorbike ride
Helen Kennedy was given a police escort across the Queensferry Crossing.
An elderly woman has joined a procession of bikers for a special trip around her home town ahead of her 100th birthday.
Helen Kennedy, 99, was able to ride around South Queensferry in the back of a Harley Davidson trike on Thursday.
A group of local motorcycle enthusiasts known as the Biker's Cove accompanied Mrs Kennedy as she was driven around her old haunts.
The procession went across the new Queensferry Crossing and back.
The bridge is especially significant for Mrs Kennedy as she remembers watching the Queen open the neighbouring Forth Road Bridge in 1964.
Speaking after her bike ride, Mrs Kennedy said: "It was really scary at times - I did enjoy it. I was surprised by the whole day.
"Imagine me, here, in this crowd full of bikers. It really is marvellous."
Mrs Kennedy was joined on the back of the bike by her granddaughter Kim Fletcher, who was over from Canada for the event.
"I think she really liked it," Mrs Fletcher said, adding "The most important thing, when she got off she said to me: How's my hair?"
Mrs Fletcher was presented with a birthday cake when she finished her trip over the bridge, with the bikers joining in with a birthday song.