See inside Kinneil House on March 15

kinneilhouse-winter300dpi-1HISTORIC Kinneil House in Bo’ness is opening its doors for free tours this Saturday (March 15, 2014).

The A-listed mansion – which boasts some of the best Renaissance wall paintings in Scotland – will be open from 10 a.m. until noon (with the last admission at 11.30 a.m.)

The House, in Kinneil Estate, dates back to the 15th century and was home to the powerful Dukes of Hamilton.

The open morning has been organised by the charity The Friends of Kinneil, in conjunction with Historic Scotland, to tie in with Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, taking place at the nearby Bo’ness Hippodrome Cinema (see www.hippfest.co.uk  for details).

Saturday’s Kinneil event is one of eight open days planned for 2014. Other events will take place on: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.); Sunday, April 27, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.); Friday, May 16, 2014 (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.); Saturday, June 28, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.); Sunday, August 31, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.); Saturday, September, 20, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.); and Sunday, October 26, 2014 (noon to 3 p.m.)

To find out more, and get updates, please visit www.kinneil.org.uk  – or stay in touch using social media: www.facebook.com/kinneil  or www.twitter.com/kinneil