Estate, Kinneil House, Kinneil Museum

Councillors to consider Kinneil walled garden proposals

Councillors on Falkirk Council's Executive Committee are due to consider future plans for Kinneil Estate's walled garden at their next meeting on 19 October. Following a second consultation on the subject this summer, Council officials are presenting the Executive with a proposed 'masterplan' for the walled garden. One of two impressive new sets of bespoke… Continue reading Councillors to consider Kinneil walled garden proposals

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Family fun at Kinneil Estate this weekend!

A fun family day is taking place at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, on Saturday 25 September. The free event, hosted by Great Place Falkirk with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will celebrate the history of the Falkirk area with excavations, games, heritage tents, re-enactments, and more. It’s part of The Big Dig –… Continue reading Family fun at Kinneil Estate this weekend!

Antonine Wall, romans

Free talk – ‘Arthur’s Oven: A Battle Won, & Lost’ – by Geoff Bailey, 2pm on 23 September, Bo’ness Library

Come along to this free talk by Geoff Bailey in Bo'ness Library at 2pm on Thursday afternoon, 23 September, hosted by Falkirk Community Trust as part of its 'Big Roman Week' festival. This talk in Bo'ness is supported by the Friends of Kinneil. The remarkable and mysterious 'Arthur's Oon', Stenhouse Geoff is an excellent speaker… Continue reading Free talk – ‘Arthur’s Oven: A Battle Won, & Lost’ – by Geoff Bailey, 2pm on 23 September, Bo’ness Library

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Friends volunteers to provide weekly outdoor guided tour at Kinneil House

Volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil will run a free, new, regular walking tour around the outside of Kinneil House and Kirk in Bo'ness every Saturday at 2pm, beginning on 18 September until further notice. Explore the story of this magnificent 16th/17th-Century palace There is no need to book, just turn up - meet… Continue reading Friends volunteers to provide weekly outdoor guided tour at Kinneil House

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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. Cast your vote for the friends of kinneil hidden heritaGe. it only takes a minute Hidden Heritage Trail… Continue reading Use your vote! Friends seek community support for Hidden Heritage Trail installation

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Digital artist’s impression of 16th-Century Kinneil House

Many thanks to castle re-construction artist Andrew Spratt for kind permission to share his wonderful impression of how the original Kinneil House might have looked after it was built in the mid-16th Century, and before the 17th-Century re-modelling by Duchess Anne Hamilton which gave us more or less the current form of the house. The… Continue reading Digital artist’s impression of 16th-Century Kinneil House

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The Barony of Kinneil & ‘Improvements’ of the 18th Century

This feature is contributed by Friends of Kinneil Committee member, Iain Kirkman: can you help with his research into the agricultural history of Kinneil Estate? The Kinneil Estate is part and parcel of the Bo’ness landscape, but the present parkland is just a small part of what was once the Barony of Kinneil. The Barony… Continue reading The Barony of Kinneil & ‘Improvements’ of the 18th Century

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Watt! Zoom!! Bingo!!! – James Watt Social Evening

Members of the Friends of Kinneil are warmly invited to an informal social evening being held via the Internet at 7 for 7.30pm this Friday, 22 January. Non-members can take part too if you're interested in finding out more about the Friends (see below). Sadly we cannot hold our annual James Watt Supper to celebrate… Continue reading Watt! Zoom!! Bingo!!! – James Watt Social Evening