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

Audio guide, heritage, tourism

Free audio tour for historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness

History fans can now enjoy a free audio tour of Kinneil Estate in Bo'ness. The park is dominated by Kinneil House, an imposing mansion dating back to the 16th century. There is also a museum, a cottage workshop used by the inventor James Watt, and the remnants of a medieval church and Roman fortlet. Visitors… Continue reading Free audio tour for historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness

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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

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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

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Watt exhibition to run until end of September

Little Bethany Stevens (aged nearly 3) of Bo’ness checks out the bust of inventor James Watt on show at Bo’ness Library. It’s a part of an exhibition about the Scottish engineer – who came to the town to do early work to improve the steam engine. Watt’s cottage workshop still stands within Kinneil Estate. The… Continue reading Watt exhibition to run until end of September

arts, events, heritage

Inventor James Watt celebrated during special year

Activities mark 200th anniversary of inventor's death He was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. He became so famous his name was used to denote a unit of energy. Now – in 2019 – heritage chiefs are going “full steam ahead” with efforts to honour him. January 5 marks the 250th anniversary of… Continue reading Inventor James Watt celebrated during special year