James Watt will feature in a free film show at Bo’ness Library (pictured).

The event – on Friday, August 23, from 7 p.m. – will feature a short film about Watt’s cottage workshop at Kinneil Estate in the town. There will also be vintage films from Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, cared for by the National Library of Scotland.

Bo’ness Library (located on Scotland’s Close in Bo’ness town centre) is also hosting a display on James Watt from September 17.

Admission the exhibition and film show will be free of charge. No need to book, just turn up. Please note that the meeting rooms at Bo’ness Library are up one flight of stairs.

The Watt workshop which still stands at Kinneil, Bo'ness.
The Watt workshop which still stands at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness.

There are other displays at the Museum of Scottish Railways in Bo’ness. An exhibition is also planned at Kinneil House, Bo’ness (details to be confirmed).

Access to venue: Bo’ness Library is a 2-3 minute walk from Bo’ness Bus Station. The town is served by buses to the nearby train station at Linlithgow. There is limited parking – including disabled bays – right outside the library. There are also three public car parks a few minutes walk away at Seaview Place and Union Street, Bo’ness (and behind shops at East Pier Street). Please note that although the main library (a heritage building) is on the ground floor and has good accessibility – the main meeting rooms are up one flight of stairs on the first floor.