Kinneil Estate was once famous for its fruit trees. In recent years, an orchard has been re-established on ground to the rear of Kinneil Museum. Local schoolchildren initially planted the new trees and local people have been involved in the ongoing maitenance of the site. You’ll find archive stories about the Orchard here. There’s also… Continue reading Orchard

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Orchard event at Kinneil on April 1

A VOLUNTEER event is being run at the new Kinneil orchard – located right behind Kinneil Museum in Bo’ness. The event takes place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 1. Anyone interested in finding out more about the orchard and helping out should come along. The event has been organised by Falkirk… Continue reading Orchard event at Kinneil on April 1


Variety on offer at new Kinneil orchard

Volunteers – including local schoolchildren – have been busy planting an orchard behind Kinneil Museum in Bo’ness. Eventually the space will be home to a range of fully-grown fruit trees, including apples, pears and plums. Here’s the full list of the varieties being planted: Almond Ingrid Beth Pear Cambridge Gage Catshead Apple Clydeside Apple Crawford Pear… Continue reading Variety on offer at new Kinneil orchard


Discuss plans for Kinneil orchard

The Friends of Kinneil in association with Forth Environment Link, Central Scotland Green Network Trust and Falkirk Community Trust will be holding an open meeting on Wednesday, November 25, in the large room above Bo’ness Library. Up for discussion will be plans to restore the orchard beside Kinneil House in Bo’ness. Come along! The meeting… Continue reading Discuss plans for Kinneil orchard


Kinneil could be a plum site for an orchard

RESIDENTS are being asked to share their views on plans to recreate the historic orchard at Kinneil House in Bo’ness. Forth Environment Link (FEL) is carrying out an online consultation (via http://j.mp/orchard-survey). It is also asking people to come along and share their views at the next Kinneil House open day on Saturday, August 29.… Continue reading Kinneil could be a plum site for an orchard


Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness was once owned by the Dukes of Hamilton. It’s now a public park, open throughout the year. Click the picture links below to find out about key attractions. Or check out our news section for the latest updates. For general enquiries about the Estate, try Kinneil Museum – which acts as… Continue reading Estate


Autumn ‘Kinneil A to Z’ competition for children

With the local ‘September weekend’ school break approaching and further chances to explore our open spaces during the autumn ahead, the Friends of Kinneil are today launching a new competition for children to design an ‘A to Z’ of Kinneil, to celebrate its special value during 2020. Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil,… Continue reading Autumn ‘Kinneil A to Z’ competition for children


Building limes experts visit Kinneil as new case study published

On Saturday 21 September, Kinneil House welcomed a large number of visiting delegates from the ongoing Building Limes Forum conference in Stirling, for guided tours. With their expert knowledge, many showed great interest in the surviving evidence of the 16C/17C construction & finishing techniques applied at this very significant building, but also in the exceptional… Continue reading Building limes experts visit Kinneil as new case study published