Kinneil House will be open and there will be a host of activities in the surrounding parkland. Best of all, the event is free to attend.
The theme of the event this year is ‘Scotland’ in its many guises. Look out for:
- Archery displays by Falkirk’s Company of Archers;
- Craft workshops;
- Storytelling events hosted Falkirk Community Trust Libraries;
- A charity market featuring a number of stalls as well as a number of local voluntary groups; plus
- face painting and a giant climbing wall.
Bo’ness Fair Day Queen Malia Bonnar will open the event. There will also be dancing performances by the Laura Gregory School of Dance, the Bo’ness Pipe Band and a display by Alba Falconry.
The family day has been organised by Falkirk Community Trust with the support of Falkirk Council, The Friends of Kinneil charity and Historic Scotland.
Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Falkirk Council’s tourism spokesman, urged local people to go along and join in the fun. He said: “This is a great free event for all the family. Kinneil House will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. with the last admission at 3.30 p.m. Events in the surrounding estate start at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday. Hopefully there will be something for everyone.”
Falkirk Community Trust Chairman Ian Scott said: “The response to the Kinneil Heritage Event has always been great and we’re expecting another big turn out for this year’s event. The House itself will be open for free tours and I would encourage everyone to see inside this magnificent historical building. The Trust hopes that everyone has a safe and enjoyable event this year and that it highlights what an attractive location Kinneil Estate is.”
Kinneil House dates back to the 15th century and boasts some of the best Renaissance wall paintings in Scotland. See pictures at http://www.kinneil.org.uk/photos