Original "picture palace" open for film festival


Historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness – which boasts some of the best renaissance wall paintings in Scotland – is opening its doors for free tours on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event has been organised to tie in with the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, taking place in the town the same weekend.

Visitors will be able to tour the “palace” section of Kinneil House – and its amazing painted rooms – and also see an exhibition from Falkirk Community Trust on local cinemas.

The event has been organised by Historic Scotland and the charity The Friends of Kinneil. A Friends spokesperson said: “Lots of people visit Bo’ness for the film festival, so we wanted to ensure they could visit Kinneil House too. Please note that the House is only open on the morning of March 21 – with the last admission at 11.30 a.m. However, we will be having other open events during the coming year. We’ll be confirming these additional dates in the next few weeks.”

The House, in Kinneil Estate, was once home to the powerful Hamilton family. To find out more visit www.kinneil.org.uk or www.fb.com/kinneil  – or keep in touch via Twitter @Kinneil.


For film festival details, click: www.hippfest.co.uk