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

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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