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

charities, heritage

More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

VISITORS to historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness in central Scotland, soared in 2011, according to the charity The Friends of Kinneil. The group said 2025 people toured inside the mansion in the past year, compared to 1622 visitors in 2010 – an increase of nearly 25 per cent. The charity said strong media support and… Continue reading More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

charities, heritage

Search for views on historic parklands

A CHARITY is launching a new project to find out what local residents think of Kinneil Estate and Kinneil Foreshore. The Friends of Kinneil hopes the work will also generate greater awareness of the facilities and attractions at both sites – and even attract new money into future projects. The group is targeting the Deanfield… Continue reading Search for views on historic parklands

charities, heritage, promotions, tourism

Romans and pirates in Bo’ness this weekend

ROMANS and pirates are heading to Bo’ness in central Scotland this weekend . . . to help celebrate the town’s amazing history. On Saturday (Sept 19), members of the Antonine Guard Roman re-enactment group will be in town centre to mark the high point of the “The Big Roman Week” - a mini-festival to mark… Continue reading Romans and pirates in Bo’ness this weekend