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Digital artist’s impression of 16th-Century Kinneil House

Many thanks to castle re-construction artist Andrew Spratt for kind permission to share his wonderful impression of how the original Kinneil House might have looked after it was built in the mid-16th Century, and before the 17th-Century re-modelling by Duchess Anne Hamilton which gave us more or less the current form of the house. The… Continue reading Digital artist’s impression of 16th-Century Kinneil House

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The Barony of Kinneil & ‘Improvements’ of the 18th Century

This feature is contributed by Friends of Kinneil Committee member, Iain Kirkman: can you help with his research into the agricultural history of Kinneil Estate? The Kinneil Estate is part and parcel of the Bo’ness landscape, but the present parkland is just a small part of what was once the Barony of Kinneil. The Barony… Continue reading The Barony of Kinneil & ‘Improvements’ of the 18th Century

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Watt! Zoom!! Bingo!!! – James Watt Social Evening

Members of the Friends of Kinneil are warmly invited to an informal social evening being held via the Internet at 7 for 7.30pm this Friday, 22 January. Non-members can take part too if you're interested in finding out more about the Friends (see below). Sadly we cannot hold our annual James Watt Supper to celebrate… Continue reading Watt! Zoom!! Bingo!!! – James Watt Social Evening

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Publication of new research on Kinneil’s social value

A new independent research report on Kinneil's social value has been published by Liz Robson of the University of Stirling, forming part of a wider project also supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Several may remember speaking with Liz during the period of her field studies. Liz has posted an interesting blog feature on her project's… Continue reading Publication of new research on Kinneil’s social value

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Kinneil Museum re-opens from Saturday 24 October

Falkirk Community Trust have today been delighted to announce the re-opening of Kinneil Museum on Saturday 24 October. In the statement on their web site, they said: "The museum has been subject to extensive safety testing and also meets the requirements of VisitScotland’s 'Good to Go' accreditation to further assure visitors that they are safe… Continue reading Kinneil Museum re-opens from Saturday 24 October

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Autumn ‘Kinneil A to Z’ competition for children

With the local 'September weekend' school break approaching and further chances to explore our open spaces during the autumn ahead, the Friends of Kinneil are today launching a new competition for children to design an 'A to Z' of Kinneil, to celebrate its special value during 2020. Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil,… Continue reading Autumn ‘Kinneil A to Z’ competition for children

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Free new outdoor audio tours and family quiz sheet for Kinneil Estate

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