“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.
Families are set to flock to local heritage sites as one of Scotland’s biggest cultural festivals gets underway. Kinneil House and Museum in Bo’ness, the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway and Callendar House in Falkirk are just some of the attractions taking part in this year’s Festival of Museums. Organisers say the Scotland-wide event is the… Continue reading Fun for all the family during Festival of Museums
The Friends of Kinneil charity has been working with local children to raise the profile of Kinneil House in Bo’ness. Supported by Historic Scotland and Falkirk Community Trust, the group organised a special schools day in May this year. Comments from visiting children from Bo’ness Public School are published below. The School’s primary four is… Continue reading Children give their verdict on Kinneil House and Museum
Events are taking place at Kinneil and around Falkirk District to mark the first anniversary of the launch of the new John Muir Way. They include a free open weekend at Kinneil House on April 18 and 19, 2015: Kinneil House will be open from noon to 3 p.m. (last admission 2.30 p.m.) on April… Continue reading John Muir Way events
Open afternoons at Kinneil House on April 18 and 19 Events mark World Heritage Day and first anniversary of launch of John Muir Way Costumed interpreter, ranger walks, and giveaways (see info). Free admission to House and revamped Kinneil Museum House open noon to 3 p.m. both days - museum open until 4 p.m. Historic… Continue reading Get on your Way to Kinneil for a world-class weekend
A local action plan to promote and enhance sites along the Roman Antonine Wall – including Kinneil Estate – has been supported by Falkirk Council. New signs, better interpretation – and possibly a national trail along the Antonine Wall – are some of the ideas being proposed by a five-year action plan for the World… Continue reading Action plan to promote Scotland’s Roman Wall
FIND out more about the Antonine Wall and the Frontiers of the Roman Empire by clicking the videos below. (This page was updated in May 2021.) Also check out the official Antonine Wall website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlXp_ZJHX0U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4yvY4mdHBc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXg8H2zzyC4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcXZTQG5XJ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LcMVlTBBBg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-5EpawQjYE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPjw-d9nP5g