A POIGNANT video shows a worker on the Queensferry Crossing playing the Last Post on the bugle – inside the giant structure.
Painter Frank Proctor’s spine-tingling performance has been watched more than 350,000 times since it was posted on Remembrance Day.
Wearing his painter’s overalls, high-visibility jacket and a hard hat, the 57-year-old’s performance creates an incredible sound inside the 1.7 mile-long structure.
Frank, who said the notes could be heard from one end to the other, performed the bugle call last Christmas and friends posted it on Sunday as a tribute.
The now-completed bridge – the biggest of its kind in the world – is close to Rosyth, which was an important naval base in both world wars. It is also the place from which the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, was recently launched.
The minute long clip has taken social media by storm, and has so far been viewed 356,000 times.
Social media users described the tribute as “poignant” and “evocative”.
Duncan MacColl posted the video with the caption: “Frankie the painter inside the Queensferry Crossing! What a sound. Lest we forget.”
Speaking today (TUE) Frank said: “I’ve been playing the bugle since I was 14 when I joined a boy’s brigade, and I’ve been tinkering with it ever since.
“The boys on the Queensferry bought me a bugle, since it was coming up to Christmas last year, and they wanted me to play it.
“It was amazing, you could hear it from one end to the other.
“It’s lovely, how many people have shared it and seen it. It’s going mad, I couldn’t believe it.”
On social media, Margaret Liitle Russell said: “Just shows you that you can do your remembrance anywhere. Well done.”
Charmaine-Ron Campbell commented: “The most beautiful rendition I’ve ever heard being played! Very evocative.”
Dave Watts added: “Eerily very touching well done mate. Well done.”
Shelby Baxter said: “Wow I’ve got goosebumps.”
While Neil Bettison wrote: “Take a bow.”
Stephen Agger said simply: “Outstanding.”
The Queensferry Crossing opened to traffic in August this year, and is the biggest publicly funded infrastructure project for a generation in Scotland.
The construction took six years to complete, and the bridge has broken a number of records, inlcuding the longest three-tower, cable stayed bridge in the world, and the highest in the UK.