arts, Bo'ness Hospital, community, environment

Garden project gets to the art of the matter

A Falkirk-based artist has delivered stunning mosaics to brighten up the revamped garden space at Bo’ness Hospital.Rhona Duffy has created four pieces – displaying different flowers – to complement new seating and planting being installed at the rear of ward one. The new-look garden will be officially launched this summer.Rhona was commissioned by the charity… Continue reading Garden project gets to the art of the matter

Bo'ness Hospital, charities

Hospital garden volunteers praised

Volunteers have been praised for their work transforming a garden at Bo’ness Hospital. The enthusiastic helpers responded to an appeal from Bo’net – the Bo’ness Networking Group – to help revamp the outdoor space, which was looking particularly “tired”. Maria Ford from Bo’net said: “Over the winter months, a merry band of volunteers have been… Continue reading Hospital garden volunteers praised

Audio guide, charities, community, heritage

New Year brings new content to updated Bo’ness audio guide

Put your best foot forward and step back in time . . . . The audio guide to the Bo’ness foreshore has been updated with new content for the New Year. Bo’net – one of the organisations behind the initiative – is encouraging people to download the free guide and explore the area’s amazing local… Continue reading New Year brings new content to updated Bo’ness audio guide

leisure, small business, tourism

Pub celebrates birthday – giving gifts to customers

An award-winning pub and restaurant has celebrated its 10th birthday … by giving away presents to customers. The Corbie Inn at Corbiehall in Bo’ness awarded ten, £50 vouchers in a free draw, run via Facebook. The lucky winners were picked out of a hat by the new Bo'ness Fair Queen Ellie Van Der Hoek tonight… Continue reading Pub celebrates birthday – giving gifts to customers

Bo'ness Hospital, charities, community

Call for volunteers to help transform hospital garden

Volunteers are being urged to come forward – and help revamp a garden at Bo'ness Hospital.No green-fingered experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.Bo’net – the charity behind the revamp – revealed this week that it had appointed the social enterprise Sustainable Thinking Scotland (STS) to help deliver the initiative and develop final… Continue reading Call for volunteers to help transform hospital garden

charities, health

Volunteers needed to help transport cancer patients

A charity set up to provide free hospital transport services for cancer patients is looking for volunteers. Bo’ness Car 4U hopes to launch its services in 2022. Chair Rod McNeill said: “If you think you can spare a few hours to make a difference to someone’s life, please get in touch.” The charity is looking… Continue reading Volunteers needed to help transport cancer patients

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

environment, small business, tourism

Boost for walkers and cyclists visiting Bo’ness pub

Walkers and cyclists are set to benefit from enhanced facilities and discounts at a Bo’ness pub.The Corbie Inn in the town’s Corbiehall has worked with the charity Sustrans to install a new cycle rack.The venue has also signed up to the John Muir Way Passport Scheme – offering discounts to passport holders. It will also… Continue reading Boost for walkers and cyclists visiting Bo’ness pub

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