Walk the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site Step back along a 2,000-year timeline to the Roman era! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have an added Roman theme. Come along this Saturday, 28 May, at 2pm to join the walk, led by volunteer guides from the Friends of… Continue reading Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday
Doug the archaeology mole has gone all festive! Visit Kinneil this festive season and do the Christmas version of the Hidden Heritage Trail! Follow the frosty trail, answer the quiz, and then complete the special snowy challenge inside Kinneil Museum to collect your sticker and free gift! Starts on Saturday 4th December. Pick up a… Continue reading New for December! – Christmas Hidden Heritage Trail + free gift
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!
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
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
“Carriden is the site of the eastern terminal fort of the Antonine Wall, although there is, as yet, no evidence to demonstrate that it was physically part of the frontier.” - Historic Environment Scotland Did you know the Carriden area of Bo’ness was once called Velunia? The name was given to the local Roman fort,… Continue reading Carriden’s Roman roots
Kinneil Estate in Bo'ness is one of the locations for a new film about the Roman Antonine Wall. The mini movie highlights the work of the Rediscovering Antonine Wall project, part-financed by the National Lottery through its Heritage Fund. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoAXqoROp9U Discover more about the Antonine Wall on this website.
Until the pandemic restrictions are lifted, Kinneil House and Kinneil Museum may sadly remain shut, but you can still visit the beautiful expanses of Kinneil Estate at any time. Discover 200 acres of open parkland, with 2,000 years of different layers of history - all in one site! If you have a smartphone, tablet or… Continue reading Free new outdoor audio tours and family quiz sheet for Kinneil Estate
A dazzling new short story, inspired by Kinneil's thousands of years of outstanding heritage, has been commended in the annual 'Sangschaw' competition of the Scots Language Society and published in this summer's edition of their leading Scots language journal, 'Lallans'. The story, 'The Curse o the Sparkies', is by Tony Beekman, who is a Community… Continue reading Kinneil inspiration sparks Scots time-travelling short story
Come along to a free talk by Geoff Bailey in Bo'ness Library at 2pm on Thursday afternoon, 19 September, hosted by the Friends of Kinneil in association with Falkirk Community Trust as part of its Big Roman Week festival. Geoff is an excellent speaker and historian, with unrivalled knowledge and experience over many years of… Continue reading Free talk, ‘The Antonine Wall Distance Tablets’, by Geoff Bailey, 19 September