The James Watt Cottage at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness has been named as one of Scotland’s heritage “Hidden Gems”.

It follows an online poll by the heritage body Dig It! 2017.

The Watt Cottage was built in 1769. It was used as a workshop by inventor James Watt to secretly develop world-changing improvements to the steam engine with patron Dr John Roebuck, co-founder of the Carron Iron Works.

Dig It! 2017 encouraged people to “like” on pictures on Facebook to cast their votes to finalise the winners of its poll.

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