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

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

Bo'ness Hospital, charities, community

Call for volunteers to help transform hospital garden

Volunteers are being urged to come forward – and help revamp a garden at Bo'ness Hospital.No green-fingered experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.Bo’net – the charity behind the revamp – revealed this week that it had appointed the social enterprise Sustainable Thinking Scotland (STS) to help deliver the initiative and develop final… Continue reading Call for volunteers to help transform hospital garden

charities, health

Volunteers needed to help transport cancer patients

A charity set up to provide free hospital transport services for cancer patients is looking for volunteers. Bo’ness Car 4U hopes to launch its services in 2022. Chair Rod McNeill said: “If you think you can spare a few hours to make a difference to someone’s life, please get in touch.” The charity is looking… Continue reading Volunteers needed to help transport cancer patients

charities, heritage, National Lottery

Queensferry’s war heroes remembered

Soldiers who made the “ultimate sacrifice” are being remembered by local historians.Queensferry History Group has produced a new book and website highlighting the men from the town – and neighbouring Dalmeny – who went to fight in World War I but never returned.The beautifully-illustrated “Queensferry At War” book, which covers 70 pages, is complemented by… Continue reading Queensferry’s war heroes remembered

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