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Bo'ness Foreshore, History, Kinneil House

Robert Burns and the Bo’ness horse races

Wishing our followers a Happy Burns Night 2023! Robert Burns famously visited Bo'ness together with his friend William Nicol on Saturday 25th August 1787 and gave an unflattering description which shall not be repeated…! He wrote that they saw a horse race - perhaps a reader somewhere may know more about the story of horse-racing… Continue reading Robert Burns and the Bo’ness horse races

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Christmas activities at Kinneil Museum & Estate, plus… *free gift*!

Take the kids to visit Kinneil this festive season! Visit Kinneil Museum over the Christmas and New Year period (free, open daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm - check web site and social media for any seasonal or unexpected closures). It's warm inside and looking merry! Our volunteers from the Friends of Kinneil have donated a tree,… Continue reading Christmas activities at Kinneil Museum & Estate, plus… *free gift*!

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MSPs praise Kinneil and its Friends, before Councillors then sideline development plan

Kinneil Estate and the Friends of Kinneil have received acclaim in the Scottish Parliament. The Friends of Kinneil are grateful to constituency MSP Michelle Thomson, and to other MSPs across parties who have supported the parliamentary motion reproduced below. This news arrived on Monday 4 October, just in time to be given to the Friends'… Continue reading MSPs praise Kinneil and its Friends, before Councillors then sideline development plan

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Statement on decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee

The Friends of Kinneil are dismayed at today’s decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee. Councillors across all parties had asked officers to report with definite plans for Kinneil Estate including options for a potential Heritage Lottery bid. Today, the Councillors on this Committee, across parties, approved a report which contains no such plans, no vision,… Continue reading Statement on decision by Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee

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Friends urge Councillors to act after anger at Kinneil report

The Friends of Kinneil are calling on Councillors across parties to reject a report about Kinneil Estate which has been prepared for a meeting of Falkirk Council's Executive Committee next Tuesday, 4 October. The Executive had a year ago called for more progress on the Kinneil Estate Masterplan 2015-25, unanimously requesting officers to bring back… Continue reading Friends urge Councillors to act after anger at Kinneil report

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Romans march on Kinneil – free family event this Saturday

Roman soldiers are due to march on historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness this weekend. The Antonine Guard re-enactment group will be out in force setting up camp as part of a heritage day on Saturday 24 September. There will also be tours of the mansion and the wider Kinneil Estate, demonstrations of Roman crafts and… Continue reading Romans march on Kinneil – free family event this Saturday

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Big Roman Week 2022 set to get underway

A festival dubbed “2000 years in the making” is back this weekend. Big Roman Week kicks off on Saturday, September 17 - promising walks, talks, family events and heritage tours. The festival aims to raise awareness of the Roman Antonine Wall and its surrounding landscape. This year, events will take place in Bo’ness, Falkirk and… Continue reading Big Roman Week 2022 set to get underway

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Historic racing cars tackle Scotland’s oldest racing track: Kinneil Hill Climb to return this weekend

Around 70 historic racing cars from across the UK will be tackling Scotland's oldest permanent racetrack this weekend, as they follow in the path once raced by legendary Scottish drivers such as Sir Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark. Scene from the 2013 Kinneil Hill Climb Revival – a vintage car navigates the bend next to… Continue reading Historic racing cars tackle Scotland’s oldest racing track: Kinneil Hill Climb to return this weekend

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Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night

To mark International Bat Night 2022, book now for the return of this free, family-friendly, evening bat walk in historic Kinneil Estate! Discover the bats which fly at dusk around the historic monuments of Kinneil Estate International Bat Night is an annual celebration of bats which sees bat events for the public taking place across… Continue reading Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night