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
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
“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.
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
Historic Kinneil House will be open for free guided tours on Saturday 14 September for Doors Open Day, and with additional Roman-themed activities marking the first day of Big Roman Week. Free Kinneil House tours on 14 September run from 10am till 4pm, with the last admission at 3pm, and must be reserved online in… Continue reading Doors Open Day, 14 September, and start of Big Roman Week
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