estate, Kinneil House, walking

Update from Great Place project

The Falkirk Great Place project - responsible for a range of heritage initiatives across Falkirk District (including Kinneil) - has provided an update on its activities. The Falkirk Great Place scheme is made possible by support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Great Place partnership is Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Council, Scottish Canals and… Continue reading Update from Great Place project

Bo'ness Foreshore, Carriden

How potteries were once a smash hit in Bo’ness

From posh plates to wally dugs, the potteries of Bo’ness made it all. At different sites, over nearly 200 years, eye-catching collectables were manufactured. Today, the potteries are long gone – but you can still pick up fragments of pots on the beach at Bridgeness (just beside Anderson’s woodyard). And for those looking for more… Continue reading How potteries were once a smash hit in Bo’ness

Bo'ness Foreshore, Kinneil Nature Reserve, Nature reserve

Just off the Kinneil foreshore – once home to a large distillery

Today it’s occupied by flats, a field and some foliage. But 100 years ago, this site at Corbiehall in Bo’ness was a hive of activity – and home to Bo’ness Distillery. The Distillery occupied ground just below the Old Kirk in Bo'ness. The distillery was founded in the early 1800s by Messrs Tod, Padon and… Continue reading Just off the Kinneil foreshore – once home to a large distillery

Bo'ness Foreshore, Kinneil Colliery, Kinneil Nature Reserve, Nature reserve, walking

Kinneil’s feathered appeal is no flight of fancy

“Kinneil Nature Reserve is an amazing place to visit.” -David Anderson, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Scotland The Kinneil foreshore welcomes thousands of walkers and cyclists each year. But the area is also an important destination for visitors of the feathered variety. David Anderson, from the Royal Society for the Protection of… Continue reading Kinneil’s feathered appeal is no flight of fancy

Kinneil Colliery, Kinneil Nature Reserve

Harking back to when coal was king . . .

Today it’s a haven for wildlife and walkers. But the site of Kinneil Nature Reserve was once home to the last colliery in Bo’ness. The National Coal Board started construction on new pit buildings at Kinneil in 1951. Works were completed in 1956. The plaque that once adorned the pit buildings - marking completion of… Continue reading Harking back to when coal was king . . .