Bo'ness Hospital, charities, community, National Lottery

New look for Bo’ness Hospital garden – after £15,000 revamp

A “tired” hospital garden has been transformed into an oasis of colour, thanks to community efforts and £15,000 of National Lottery funding. The revamped outdoor space at Bo’ness Hospital was officially opened today (Sunday, June 12). Bo’ness Fair Queen Ellie Van Der Hoek cut a ribbon to declare the garden open, ably assisted by patient… Continue reading New look for Bo’ness Hospital garden – after £15,000 revamp

awards, community, environment

Bo’ness litter group picks up community trophy

Litter pickers have scooped a prize for their environmental efforts. Bo’ness Community CleanUp Group has been awarded the McLaren Trophy for 2022. The award is presented annually by Bo’ness Community Council to honour a person or group for outstanding services to the local area. The award is named after the late John McLaren, a reporter… Continue reading Bo’ness litter group picks up community trophy

arts, Bo'ness Hospital, community, environment

Garden project gets to the art of the matter

A Falkirk-based artist has delivered stunning mosaics to brighten up the revamped garden space at Bo’ness Hospital.Rhona Duffy has created four pieces – displaying different flowers – to complement new seating and planting being installed at the rear of ward one. The new-look garden will be officially launched this summer.Rhona was commissioned by the charity… Continue reading Garden project gets to the art of the matter

Bo'ness Hospital, charities

Hospital garden volunteers praised

Volunteers have been praised for their work transforming a garden at Bo’ness Hospital. The enthusiastic helpers responded to an appeal from Bo’net – the Bo’ness Networking Group – to help revamp the outdoor space, which was looking particularly “tired”. Maria Ford from Bo’net said: “Over the winter months, a merry band of volunteers have been… Continue reading Hospital garden volunteers praised

charities, community

Charity helps spread word on Bo’ness groups

The charity helping community organisations in Bo’ness and Blackness is offering free space on its website to promote local causes. Bo’net – the Bo’ness Networking Group – has also set up a Facebook group to encourage idea sharing – and revamped its email newsletter system. Madelene Hunt, the chair of Bo’net, said: “We’re keen to… Continue reading Charity helps spread word on Bo’ness groups

Audio guide, charities, community, heritage

New Year brings new content to updated Bo’ness audio guide

Put your best foot forward and step back in time . . . . The audio guide to the Bo’ness foreshore has been updated with new content for the New Year. Bo’net – one of the organisations behind the initiative – is encouraging people to download the free guide and explore the area’s amazing local… Continue reading New Year brings new content to updated Bo’ness audio guide

leisure, small business, tourism

Pub celebrates birthday – giving gifts to customers

An award-winning pub and restaurant has celebrated its 10th birthday … by giving away presents to customers. The Corbie Inn at Corbiehall in Bo’ness awarded ten, £50 vouchers in a free draw, run via Facebook. The lucky winners were picked out of a hat by the new Bo'ness Fair Queen Ellie Van Der Hoek tonight… Continue reading Pub celebrates birthday – giving gifts to customers