Estate, Friends, History, Kinneil House, Kinneil Museum

Ghostly twist to Saturday tour this Hallowe’en weekend

The Friends of Kinneil’s free outdoor walking tour outside Kinneil House and Kirk this Saturday, 30 October, at 2pm (weather permitting) will have an eerie Hallowe’en twist.

The family-friendly tour will last around an hour, and will feature some of the stories of Kinneil House and Estate. All ages welcome. Will visitors spot Kinneil’s White Lady’ ghost and be able to dash after her?

Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, said: “Generations of Bo’ness schoolchildren have known the tale of Kinneil House’s ‘White Lady’ ghost.

“Poor Lady Lilbourne… died in the Gil Burn – so goes the legend that the unhappy wife of a 17th-Century Cromwellian general supposedly fell from a top floor window of the house.

“Come along to our free tour this Saturday as part of the Hallowe’en weekend to find out more – perhaps there may even be a sighting of the ghost and a ‘White Lady Dash’ to run after her!”

There is no need to book, just turn up – meet outside Kinneil Museum at 2pm (itself open free, daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm). The Friends’ Facebook page will have further details and any last-minute update notices.

Will the shy ghost of the ‘White Lady’ of Kinneil House be spotted outdoors this Hallowe’en?