Kinneil Estate and Nature Reserve in Bo'ness are great places to walk and cycle. The neighbouring sites are packed with trails and cycle routes for you to enjoy. Here's are some tips to inspire you . . . . DOWNLOAD AN AUDIO GUIDE. The sites feature in free audio guides. Kinneil Estate is one of… Continue reading Walk and cycle around Kinneil
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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
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
When witches were burned at the stake
“Although witchcraft has been legally abolished, the cult of the witch is so dear to humanity that it is, in some aspects, prevalent today as it was some centuries ago.” - TJ Salmon, 1913 December 23, 1679: five women and one man were burned at the stake at the glebe of Corbiehall (near the current… Continue reading When witches were burned at the stake
Bo’ness and the search for ‘white gold’
“During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both shores of the Firth of Forth were studded with salt pans, and a big export trade was developed.” -Historian TJ Salmon It was once called “white gold”. Sea salt was harvested in Scotland for hundreds of years – with the first salt pans being developed in the 12th… Continue reading Bo’ness and the search for ‘white gold’
Bid to attract visitors to Estate and Nature Reserve
A NEW push to attract tourists to Bo’ness got underway this week. Bo’net – which represents dozens of groups in the town – updated and republished its free map and guide to attractions in the area. Copies will be available from local libraries and other outlets in the district. You can also download a PDF… Continue reading Bid to attract visitors to Estate and Nature Reserve
Bo’ness foundry makes markers for Kinneil
Ballantine's Foundry in Bo'ness has been making markers for Kinneil Nature Reserve and other sites around the Forth Valley. It's part of the National Lottery-funded Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. Read the full story on The Falkirk Herald site.
Fun event at Foreshore
A variety of events are being held locally to celebrate the birthday of John Muir - and the second anniversary of the opening of the trail in his name (which runs through Kinneil). On Thursday, April 21, 2016, there's a "Meadows Discovery Day" at the Kinneil Foreshore / Nature Reserve. From 10 a.m. to noon,… Continue reading Fun event at Foreshore
Scotsman praise for Kinneil
Kinneil Estate and Nature Reserve have been highlighted by The Scotsman newspaper as its "Walk of the Week". Read the article here.
Greenspace work wins national award
THE FALKIRK Greenspace initiative – which included work to improve the Kinneil Foreshore in Bo’ness – has won the overall winner’s trophy in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning. The project has comprehensively improved the landscape and recreational use of the green belt and urban fringes of the Falkirk Council area. Falkirk Council worked closely… Continue reading Greenspace work wins national award
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