arts, events, heritage

Inventor James Watt celebrated during special year

Activities mark 200th anniversary of inventor's death He was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. He became so famous his name was used to denote a unit of energy. Now – in 2019 – heritage chiefs are going “full steam ahead” with efforts to honour him. January 5 marks the 250th anniversary of… Continue reading Inventor James Watt celebrated during special year

arts, community

Group’s ambitions for sculpture to bring art lovers to Queensferry

A NEW public art sculpture – celebrating Queensferry’s famous bridges – could soon have a new home overlooking the Firth of Forth. Business group Queensferry Ambition has just gained planning consent from the City of Edinburgh Council to site “The Guardian of the Bridges” on McIver’s Brae, just off Edinburgh Road, at the eastern end… Continue reading Group’s ambitions for sculpture to bring art lovers to Queensferry

arts, entertainment, leisure

Comedy festival arrives in Bo’ness

STAND-UP comedy arrives in Bo’ness this weekend as part of the Funny in Falkirk, Central Scotland’s brand-new comedy festival. Two shows, promising lots of laughs, will take place in Bo’ness Town Hall: • The Best of Scottish Comedy, on Saturday, July 31 – featuring comedians Bruce Morton, Jojo Sutherland, Bruce Fummey and Billy Kirkwood; and… Continue reading Comedy festival arrives in Bo’ness

arts, charities, heritage

Historic treasures on show at Edinburgh Festival

THE aristocratic family behind the development of Bo'ness is showing off its treasures in an exhibition at this year's Edinburgh Festival. The Duke of Hamilton's family collection includes the death mask of Mary, Queen of Scots and the ill-fated queen's sapphire ring. Also on show will be Sir Godfrey Kneller's painting of the third Duchess… Continue reading Historic treasures on show at Edinburgh Festival