The Foreshore of Bo’ness – from Kinneil Nature Reserve in the west to Carriden in the east – is steeped in history.
The Friends of Kinneil has teamed up with the cycling and paths charity Sustrans to highlight some key local stories.
Click the links below to read the articles – and visit the Foreshore area yourself.
- Kinneil Colliery – harking back to when coal was king
- Kinneil’s feathered appeal is now a flight of fancy
- Just off the Kinneil foreshore – once home to a large distillery
- When witches were burned at the stake
- Going full steam ahead to Bo’ness
- Bo’ness and the search for “white gold”
- End of an era – the closure of Bo’ness docks
- How potteries were once a smash hit in Bo’ness
- Bridgeness – a harbour for coal and eggs!
- Carriden’s Roman roots
The Scottish Greenways Programme at Sustrans wants to increase the numbers of people walking, cycling and wheeling (using a wheelchair, scooter, skateboard, or skates) through making traffic-free paths more welcoming, attractive and accessible spaces.
2020-2021 is the pilot year for this programme. As part of the pilot year, Transport Scotland has allocated funding to enhance the traffic-free path running along the Bo’ness Foreshore.
Sustrans has been supporting Falkirk Council and the Bo’ness community to enhance the foreshore paths, make them more accessible to wheelchair users, and highlight local culture.
For more information, email: ScottishGreenways@sustrans.org.uk
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