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

awards, community, environment

Bo’ness litter group picks up community trophy

Litter pickers have scooped a prize for their environmental efforts. Bo’ness Community CleanUp Group has been awarded the McLaren Trophy for 2022. The award is presented annually by Bo’ness Community Council to honour a person or group for outstanding services to the local area. The award is named after the late John McLaren, a reporter… Continue reading Bo’ness litter group picks up community trophy

arts, Bo'ness Hospital, community, environment

Garden project gets to the art of the matter

A Falkirk-based artist has delivered stunning mosaics to brighten up the revamped garden space at Bo’ness Hospital.Rhona Duffy has created four pieces – displaying different flowers – to complement new seating and planting being installed at the rear of ward one. The new-look garden will be officially launched this summer.Rhona was commissioned by the charity… Continue reading Garden project gets to the art of the matter

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

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

Audio guide, community, heritage, Technology, tourism

Explore the John Muir Way with new audio guide

A new audio guide helps visitors and locals explore the history of the foreshore area of Bo'ness - from Kinneil Nature Reserve to the beach area at Carriden. The tour largely follows the path of the John Muir Way in Bo'ness - with a few diversions to show off local highlights. The guide has been… Continue reading Explore the John Muir Way with new audio guide