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

charities, featured, tourism

New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness

A NEW push to attract tourists to Bo’ness got underway this week. Bo’net – which represents dozens of groups in the town - updated and republished its free map and guide to attractions in the area. Copies will be available from local libraries and other outlets in the district. Falkirk Council part-funded the 5,000 colour… Continue reading New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness

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