Friends remember James Watt

MEMBERS of The Friends of Kinneil charity - and their guests - have celebrated the life of James Watt (born on January 19, 1736) at the group's second annual James Watt Supper. Inspired by the traditional Burns' celebrations, the Watt Supper remembers the legacy of the great Scottish inventor, who did some of his early… Continue reading Friends remember James Watt


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

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