Two areas associated with James Watt will be stopping off points for free community walks this October.

Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness and the area around the former Carron Iron Works in Falkirk will be visited by “Wanderings and Windings” walks, organised by the Inner Forth Futures project. The initiative has been establishing new community trails around central Scotland.

A spokesperson said: “We have organised a number of free events in October to celebrate the launch (of our trails). These are opportunities to join us on sections of each of the new routes and explore somewhere new in the Inner Forth.”

There will be a guided walk through the Carron area on Thursday, October 17 (also taking in the famous Kelpies sculptures); with a trek from Bo’ness (through Kinneil) to Linlithgow on Sunday, October 20.

The Carron Iron Works was set up by Watt’s business partner Dr John Roebuck and made parts for his first improved steam engine, established at a workshop at nearby Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness.

You can find out more by visiting the Inner Forth Futures website or by calling 01324 831568.

The project has been supported by the National Lottery through its Heritage Fund.

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