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Walk this Saturday to feature story of Kinneil Hill Climb

The free outdoor tour at Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness, at 2pm this Saturday, 20 August, will have a special theme featuring the story of the Kinneil Hill Climb. As if all the rest of Kinneil's history were not enough, many visitors may not realise that Kinneil Estate is also Scotland's oldest true motor-racing venue. Thousands of… Continue reading Walk this Saturday to feature story of Kinneil Hill Climb

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Kinneil story-telling tour for children this Saturday

Bring the children to hear the stories of Kinneil! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have a special appeal to children and families. Come along this Saturday, 6 August, at 2pm for the story-telling walk, led by one of our volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil. No need to book,… Continue reading Kinneil story-telling tour for children this Saturday

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Council decides to acquire Kinneil House & Estate – 100 years ago this month: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 4

In June 1922, the Hamilton family put thousands of acres of their landholdings across Central Scotland up for auction - see Part 3 of our Centenary blog series - but Kinneil House (despite a knockdown price of £400) and its surrounding parkland failed to sell. The Duke of Hamilton's trustees then offered to sell them… Continue reading Council decides to acquire Kinneil House & Estate – 100 years ago this month: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 4

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Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

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, 16 July, at 2pm to join the walk, led by a volunteer guide from the Friends… Continue reading Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

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Friends volunteers to continue weekly guided outdoor tour for summer Saturdays

As the summer holiday season gets under way, the Friends of Kinneil volunteers will continue to offer a free weekly guided outdoor tour at 2pm on Saturday afternoons until further notice at Kinneil Estate in Bo'ness. Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends, said: "Kinneil Estate is among the most impressive attractions in the Forth Valley.… Continue reading Friends volunteers to continue weekly guided outdoor tour for summer Saturdays

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Kinneil House to open free on Saturday, 25 June, for Fair weekend

Kinneil House will be open for free guided tours of its interiors on Saturday 25 June as part of the weekend of festivities surrounding Friday's Bo'ness Fair. Among other things, visitors will be able to see its exceptional 16th- and 17th-Century wall paintings, considered to be the finest of their period of any house in… Continue reading Kinneil House to open free on Saturday, 25 June, for Fair weekend

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100 years since ‘Scotland’s biggest sale’ – including offers over £400 for Kinneil House: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 3

The first property auction in what an Edinburgh Evening News headline described as 'Scotland's Biggest Sale' took place 100 years ago today, on Monday 19 June 1922, at the Star & Garter Hotel, Linlithgow. Kinneil House was among the properties on offer, for a starting price of just £400, but by the end of the… Continue reading 100 years since ‘Scotland’s biggest sale’ – including offers over £400 for Kinneil House: Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 3

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The Conservation Volunteers start new Green Gym at Kinneil Estate

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will run new Green GymTM sessions at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness on Thursdays from 7 June 2022 between 10am and 1pm. The sessions are open to all volunteers from the community, and will continue until March 2023. TCV’s Green GymTM sessions are weekly and up to three hours in length. Volunteers… Continue reading The Conservation Volunteers start new Green Gym at Kinneil Estate

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Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 2

Last month we featured the fact that 2022/3 marks the Centenary of Kinneil House and Estate first becoming public heritage assets. We'll try to continue to look back at some of the stories of 1922-3 which still resonate and have relevance to today. One hundred years ago today, on 26 May 1922, the Linlithgowshire Gazette… Continue reading Centenary of public heritage at Kinneil _ Part 2