charities, heritage

Speak up and help preserve Bo’ness heritage

Can you help preserve some Bo'ness mining heritage? A charity project is looking for people to talk about the town's Kinneil Colliery and its final days. A researcher from The PR Store will record audio interviews with local people and these might be used in interpretation/audio points/installations on the Kinneil foreshore (or used online). In… Continue reading Speak up and help preserve Bo’ness heritage

Audio guide, charities, community, Culture, heritage, tourism

Explore Fife with new audio guides

New audio guides have been produced by The PR Store for the charity the Coalfields' Regeneration Trust in Scotland. The five new guides are all hosted on the izi.travel app and cover walks around Fife, with contributions from local people. The new guides were recently featured in The Courier newspaper. Visit the dedicated Coalfields' page… Continue reading Explore Fife with new audio guides

Audio guide, charities, community, Culture, heritage

Audio guides help people step back in time

Free audio guides are helping people step back in time – and explore the amazing heritage of Bo’ness. Three local tours have been produced using the izi.TRAVEL app – which runs on Apple and Android mobile phones. Supporters hope the guides will help boost tourism and encourage more walking in the area. The audio trails… Continue reading Audio guides help people step back in time

charities, community

Bringing pedal power to older people in Bo’ness

An initiative to help older people get out and about is launching in Bo’ness. Cycling Without Age offers free rides for pensioners (and those with mobility restrictions) on trishaws - specially adapted bikes, with double front passenger seats. The scheme was originally launched in Denmark and is now rolling out across Scotland. Supporters say the… Continue reading Bringing pedal power to older people in Bo’ness

arts, charities, engineering, heritage

Event will reflect on James Watt’s life and legacy

History fans are being invited to a free event to celebrate the life and legacy of inventor James Watt. The evening – on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – will feature talks and films about the great man. It will be hosted in the historic Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness: just a few miles from Watt’s cottage… Continue reading Event will reflect on James Watt’s life and legacy

charities, featured, heritage, websites

Town’s “forgotten fallen” finally remembered

Falkirk’s “forgotten fallen” have finally been remembered. The names of more than 1650 servicemen and women have been added to the town’s war memorial in a £125,000 project, to be unveiled this weekend. The memorial, in the town’s Dollar Park, was first unveiled in 1926. Unlike other memorials, it didn’t individually name the locals who… Continue reading Town’s “forgotten fallen” finally remembered

charities, featured, tourism

New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness

A NEW push to attract tourists to Bo’ness got underway this week. Bo’net – which represents dozens of groups in the town - updated and republished its free map and guide to attractions in the area. Copies will be available from local libraries and other outlets in the district. You can also download a PDF… Continue reading New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness