charities, heritage

History of Kinneil under the spotlight

THE history of Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness, central Scotland, will come under the spotlight next week.

Geoff Bailey, of Falkirk Museum, is to make a presentation on the area’s heritage to members of The Friends of Kinneil.

Friends chairman Adrian Mahoney said: “Kinneil is part of the proposed Antonine Wall World Heritage Site. The area has a fascinating history and we’re delighted that Geoff has taken time out of his busy schedule to talk to our members. We’re sure it will be an enjoyable event.”

Mr Mahoney said the talk – next Thursday evening, February 8, 2007, in the large room above Bo’ness Library – was open to all Friends members and their invited guests.

“We’ve organised a variety of free events for the public, but felt it was important to also offer events specifically for our paying members, who fund the running of the group. We don’t receive grants or public subsidy, so the support of our core members is vital.”

Anyone interested in joining the Friends of Kinneil can email or call the group’s membership secretary, Maria Ford, on 01506 510629. A small annual membership charge is payable.

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** The group’s free downloadable 2007 Kinneil calendar is still available. Just visit the homepage of the website and click the download link.