The Friends of Kinneil volunteers are once again to offer a free weekly guided outdoor walk in Kinneil Estate at 12 noon on most Saturdays, beginning on 15 April, until further notice. This will add to the experience for visitors coming to Kinneil for the regular new Saturday tours inside Kinneil House, by also showing… Continue reading Free guided lunchtime walks add to Saturday open days
Easter Saturday and Sunday at Kinneil
Kinneil House is now open for guided tours of the interiors, including the renowned painted rooms, every Saturday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Limited availability - book tickets via the Historic Environment Scotland web page for Kinneil House. This Saturday, 8 April, volunteers from the Friends of Kinneil are also organising a free… Continue reading Easter Saturday and Sunday at Kinneil
Kinneil House to re-open free for Silent Film Festival Saturday
Discover Kinneil House's unique 16th/17th-Century painted rooms Kinneil House will re-open free this Saturday, 25 March - the first public opening of 2023. Historic Environment Scotland, supported by volunteers from the Friends of Kinneil, will be welcoming visitors to the house from 10am-4pm. For this open day only, there is no need to book, and… Continue reading Kinneil House to re-open free for Silent Film Festival Saturday
Tree planting marking 100 years as a public park: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 5
Tree planting at Kinneil Estate, 25 February A ceremonial tree planting event has marked the centenary of Kinneil Estate becoming a public park. An oak tree has been planted alongside a commemorative plaque in the paddock near the entrance to the estate. Nine other oak, lime and field maple trees were also planted, extending a… Continue reading Tree planting marking 100 years as a public park: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 5
Christmas activities at Kinneil Museum & Estate, plus… *free gift*!
Take the kids to visit Kinneil this festive season! Visit Kinneil Museum over the Christmas and New Year period (free, open daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm - check web site and social media for any seasonal or unexpected closures). It's warm inside and looking merry! Our volunteers from the Friends of Kinneil have donated a tree,… Continue reading Christmas activities at Kinneil Museum & Estate, plus… *free gift*!
Publication of Annual Report 2021/22
Find out more about what the Friends of Kinneil have continued to do over the past year, once again a challenging one: read the Annual Report for 2021/22, as presented at the AGM held on 3 October. The report also includes relevant activities by other groups, so as to give some impression of 'A Year… Continue reading Publication of Annual Report 2021/22
MSPs praise Kinneil and its Friends, before Councillors then sideline development plan
Kinneil Estate and the Friends of Kinneil have received acclaim in the Scottish Parliament. The Friends of Kinneil are grateful to constituency MSP Michelle Thomson, and to other MSPs across parties who have supported the parliamentary motion reproduced below. This news arrived on Monday 4 October, just in time to be given to the Friends'… Continue reading MSPs praise Kinneil and its Friends, before Councillors then sideline development plan
Statement on decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee
The Friends of Kinneil are dismayed at today’s decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee. Councillors across all parties had asked officers to report with definite plans for Kinneil Estate including options for a potential Heritage Lottery bid. Today, the Councillors on this Committee, across parties, approved a report which contains no such plans, no vision,… Continue reading Statement on decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee
Friends urge Councillors to act after anger at Kinneil report
The Friends of Kinneil are calling on Councillors across parties to reject a report about Kinneil Estate which has been prepared for a meeting of Falkirk Council's Executive Committee next Tuesday, 4 October. The Executive had a year ago called for more progress on the Kinneil Estate Masterplan 2015-25, unanimously requesting officers to bring back… Continue reading Friends urge Councillors to act after anger at Kinneil report
Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night
To mark International Bat Night 2022, book now for the return of this free, family-friendly, evening bat walk in historic Kinneil Estate! Discover the bats which fly at dusk around the historic monuments of Kinneil Estate International Bat Night is an annual celebration of bats which sees bat events for the public taking place across… Continue reading Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night
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