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

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. 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