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. Falkirk Council part-funded the 5,000 colour… Continue reading New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness

charities, community, small business

Community bus group honoured at ceremony

The Bo'ness and Area Community Bus Association has won this year's McLaren Trophy for outstanding services to the community. The award is made annually by Bo'ness Community Council in memory of the late John McLaren, the former Bo'ness Journal reporter who served as the very first secretary of the Community Council. Pictured at the presentation… Continue reading Community bus group honoured at ceremony

charities, community, Uncategorized

Fancy volunteering? Make Friends over a cuppa

A charity is launching a search for new volunteers. The Friends of Kinneil will stage a drop-in day at Kinneil Museum in Bo’ness this Saturday afternoon (June 6, 2015). The group is even offering free cake and coffee to encourage people to come forward. The campaign is being launched during national Volunteers Week, which aims… Continue reading Fancy volunteering? Make Friends over a cuppa

charities, heritage

More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

VISITORS to historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness in central Scotland, soared in 2011, according to the charity The Friends of Kinneil. The group said 2025 people toured inside the mansion in the past year, compared to 1622 visitors in 2010 – an increase of nearly 25 per cent. The charity said strong media support and… Continue reading More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

charities, construction, Ogilvie

Ogilvie helps charity in £10 million expansion plan

OGILVIE Construction is playing its part in a £10 million project to help a charity expand its activities in rural Stirlingshire. Camphill Blair Drummond runs a "warm and welcoming" facility, providing homes and meaningful daily activities for people with learning disabilities. The charity’s operations are centred around a large Victorian house, surrounded by woodland, overlooking… Continue reading Ogilvie helps charity in £10 million expansion plan

charities, heritage

Search for views on historic parklands

A CHARITY is launching a new project to find out what local residents think of Kinneil Estate and Kinneil Foreshore. The Friends of Kinneil hopes the work will also generate greater awareness of the facilities and attractions at both sites – and even attract new money into future projects. The group is targeting the Deanfield… Continue reading Search for views on historic parklands

charities, construction, leisure, Ogilvie, public sector

Time Capsule revamp is a splash hit

ONE of Scotland’s leading leisure centres has been officially re-opened after the first phase of a £6 million revamp. The Time Capsule in Coatbridge has had extensive renovation work over the past year. It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor “Tornado Tantrum” slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from… Continue reading Time Capsule revamp is a splash hit