Leading experts on James Watt have been crossing the English/Scottish border – just like the great man himself.

Chris Rice, who has been leading the development of the Watt 2019 celebrations around Birmingham, was in Scotland recently to visit a number of Watt-related sites – including Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness, which boasts the remains of Watt’s former workshop (see above).

Meanwhile, engineering historian and former Glasgow City Councillor, Dr Nina Baker, was down in Birmingham earlier this month talking to the Newcomen Society about Watt and his other career, as an instrument maker in Glasgow.

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Dr Nina Baker talks about Watt’s work in Glasgow during a talk at thinktank museum in Birmingham in November 2019.

You can hear an audio interview with Nina on this website.