The Friends of Kinneil charity – which works to promote Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – has won the “Sharing and Celebrating” category of the 2016 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

The group organises tours of Kinneil House and has led on work to commemorate the work of James Watt, who did early work to develop the steam engine in a workshop at Kinneil.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose charity, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, established the awards, said: “The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards highlight what can be achieved when local people get involved in rescuing and restoring heritage throughout Scotland – from Dumfries to Orkney to Bo’ness.”

Pictured above is Maria Ford, chair of The Friends of Kinneil (in black) with awards presenter and judge Vanessa Collingridge and other winners.

Read the full story on the Historic Environment Scotland website.

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