JOIN US! Membership now just £3/year

  • Discover 2,000 years of history;
  • Explore local and world heritage;
  • Support conservation activities;
  • Enjoy open days and social events;
  • Help fundraising and development.

Scroll down for joining information and key contacts.

The Friends of Kinneil charity is dedicated to helping to promote and develop Kinneil Estate and Foreshore in Bo’ness. Anyone interested can join. We are led wholly by volunteers and in 2016 were proud to win a national Scottish Heritage Angel Award for our efforts.

There’s a small charge to cover our administrative costs. In return we’ll invite you to events and help you get involved in our work. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view annual report presentations to find out how the support of members – and the community – really matters.

The Friends of Kinneil are a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Read our entry on OSCR’s website.  Charity Registration Number: SC038368

Current membership charges have now been reduced, following the 2019 AGM, and are:

  • just £3 for individuals;
  • £5 for couples/families;
  • £25 for group/corporate membership.

Subscriptions are renewable at the beginning of May each year.

We welcome new membership applications at any time. If you are a new member and join between November and May, we will extend your subscription for more than a year, until the following May. (This does not apply to renewals).

So to join:

  • Download and complete the current membership form;
  • Make payment, preferably via electronic banking (BACS), or otherwise enclose it;
  • Send the completed form to our Membership Secretary: Mrs Catherine Johnston, The Friends of Kinneil, 14 Kinglass Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9QA; telephone: 0791 9927002; email:

If you are having problems downloading the form, or getting payment to us, simply contact Catherine.

Thank you.

 Read our constitution – our governing rules (PDF)


Since we set up The Friends of Kinneil in 2006, we’ve grown our activities and always welcome willing hands. If you’d like to help us, get in touch.

Find out more about volunteering here.

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If you don’t want to join The Friends just yet, but want to keep in touch, you can:

OUR KEY PEOPLE – 2021/22 OFFICE BEARERS (E-mail in all cases:

  • CHAIRPERSON: Ian Shearer, 2 Glen Ard View, Bo’ness, EH51 9SD; telephone: 01506 826492;
  • VICE-CHAIRPERSON: Jane Hogg, “Carnach”, 80 Main St, Redding, Falkirk ; telephone: 01324-282064;
  • TREASURER: Eileen Jackson, 7 Polmont Park, Polmont FK2 0XT; telephone: 01324-713084;
  • SECRETARY / MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: Catherine Johnston, 14 Kinglass Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9QA; telephone: 0791 9927002;
  • CHAIR OF FORESHORE SUB-GROUP: Peter Mole, 2 Marchland Terrace, Bo’ness; EH51 9ES.


The Friends of Kinneil is a registered charity
Charity Registration Number : SC038368

The Friends of Kinneil - Registered Charity - SC038368