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

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