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

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

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