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Use your vote! Friends seek community support for Hidden Heritage Trail installation

The Friends of Kinneil are encouraging everyone in the local area, including younger family members, to ensure they vote by 16 July to support new play equipment and enhancements along the Hidden Heritage Trail at Kinneil Estate.

Hidden Heritage Trail – information panels are already in place: but we want you to help realise the full potential of Kinneil Estate as a great place for families to explore, play and learn

If you live in the Bo’ness/Blackness area and are high school age or over, then Falkirk Council are asking you to choose from a list of possible capital projects to decide which should be given priority to receive new ‘Community Choices’ funding.

See the progress so far. Help us build the full trail by voting for The Friends of Kinneil

Volunteers have worked hard since 2019, in partnership with park managers from Falkirk Community Trust and professional designers, to develop detailed, costed plans to build 3 new installations along the trail:

  • a medieval play village;
  • ‘Train like a Centurion’ Roman fitness/play equipment;
  • and a mining-themed discovery area with tunnels.

they now just need funding – which may not happen without your vote!

The plans were already refined and endorsed through community consultation in 2019/20.

Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, said: “Volunteers have already dedicated prodigious amounts of time and effort into supporting park managers to deliver interpretation panels, an audio guide, trail leaflet and video. Now help to make the final stages a reality and to secure the maximum amount of funding for Kinneil and Bo’ness!

“Make sure your voice is heard and please encourage all your friends and family to have their say.”

You can see illustrations of the landscape architect’s proposed designs, which have all been costed by a Quantity Surveyor, via the following links – these are big files, but you can zoom in to see all the exciting details.

Play village
Roman-themed area
Mining discovery area

Follow this link now to read more about the various projects on offer in other areas and then cast your votes.

The Council are putting posters and flyers about the Community Choices scheme in local venues. If people do not have access to a computer or digital device, they can still return a paper ballot (available on request from the Council’s Community Choices team).

More information about the previous development stages of the Hidden Heritage trail, together with the trail video, are available here.

One of the new interpretation panels already installed along the trail