charities, heritage

Queensferry’s war heroes remembered

Soldiers who made the “ultimate sacrifice” are being remembered by local historians.Queensferry History Group has produced a new book and website highlighting the men from the town – and neighbouring Dalmeny – who went to fight in World War I but never returned.The beautifully-illustrated “Queensferry At War” book, which covers 70 pages, is complemented by… Continue reading Queensferry’s war heroes remembered

charities, heritage

Speak up and help preserve Bo’ness heritage

Can you help preserve some Bo'ness mining heritage? A charity project is looking for people to talk about the town's Kinneil Colliery and its final days. A researcher from The PR Store will record audio interviews with local people and these might be used in interpretation/audio points/installations on the Kinneil foreshore (or used online). In… Continue reading Speak up and help preserve Bo’ness heritage

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

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

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, websites

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