Local weekly newspapers across Scotland – including The Falkirk Herald – have highlighted the genius of James Watt.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death and the 250th anniversary of the granting of Watt’s patent to improve the steam engine.

Newspapers published by JPI Media in Scotland have run a two-page feature about Watt and events being held this year to mark the Watt anniversary.

You can read the article online on The Falkirk Herald website.

Check out special events to celebrate Watt and his achievements on this website.