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

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

featured, heritage

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

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