Estate, History, Kinneil House, Kinneil Museum, walking

Friends volunteers to provide weekly outdoor guided tour at Kinneil House

Volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil will run a free, new, regular walking tour around the outside of Kinneil House and Kirk in Bo'ness every Saturday at 2pm, beginning on 18 September until the end of November. Explore the story of this magnificent 16th/17th-Century palace There is no need to book, just turn up… Continue reading Friends volunteers to provide weekly outdoor guided tour at Kinneil House

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Do a House call at Kinneil this Saturday

One of Falkirk district’s most historic buildings is opening its doors for free tours this weekend. Kinneil House in Bo’ness – which boasts amazing renaissance wall paintings – will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 19, 2016 (last admission 11.30 a.m.) The open morning is to support the Hippodrome Festival of… Continue reading Do a House call at Kinneil this Saturday

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Plant sale at Kinneil on June 20 and 21

Falkirk Council's annual plant sale takes place at Kinneil Nursery within Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Please note the park is also being used for a corporate event that weekend, so it could be busier than normal. Kinneil Museum will also… Continue reading Plant sale at Kinneil on June 20 and 21


Inner Forth BioBlitz this Saturday

The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative is running a "BioBlitz" at Kinneil Nature Reserve (Foreshore) this Saturday. It is being supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Kate Fuller, IFLI Community Engagement Officer, says: "On Saturday, June 6, we will be at the Kinneil Local Nature Reserve by Bo’ness. Our gazebo will be set up… Continue reading Inner Forth BioBlitz this Saturday


New James Watt banknote launched

A NEW £50 note featuring inventor James Watt – who did early work at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – has gone into circulation. The new Bank of England note portrays the Scottish engineer alongside business associate Matthew Boulton. Watt went into partnership with Boulton in the late 18th century - after an earlier partnership with… Continue reading New James Watt banknote launched


Big Roman Week 2011

>> ARCHIVE PAGE >> DETAILS OF THE 2011 EVENT BELOW >> VISIT FOR THE 2012 EVENT   To mark the birthday of Emperor Antoninus Pius - who built his Roman frontier across Falkirk district -  we’re organising a series of events to celebrate our rich Roman heritage. Welcome to the third Big Roman Week.… Continue reading Big Roman Week 2011

James Watt Supper

Remembering James Watt

ONE of Scotland’s greatest sons is being remembered this week – exactly 275 years after he was born. The inventor James Watt was born in Greenock on January 19, 1736. He went on to develop and improve the steam engine – the workhorse which powered the Industrial Revolution. On Friday (Jan 21), the charity The… Continue reading Remembering James Watt