Bo'ness event will reflect on Watt's life and legacy

History fans are being invited to a free event to celebrate the life and legacy of inventor James Watt. The evening – on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – will feature talks and films about the great man. It will be hosted in the historic Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness: just a few miles from Watt’s cottage … Continue reading Bo'ness event will reflect on Watt's life and legacy

Watt a career: curator reflects on time at Greenock museum

The curator of the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock - part of the Watt Institution - is heading for retirement after 40 years of service. Val Boa has been reflecting on her time at the museum in an interview with the local paper, The Greenock Telegraph. She says the 2019 celebrations of Greenock-born … Continue reading Watt a career: curator reflects on time at Greenock museum

Sir David scoops James Watt medal

Sir David Roberts McMurtry, the founder of measurement specialist company Renishaw, has been awarded the James Watt International Gold Medal. He received the honour at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Annual Dinner, which took place on November 21 at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum. Every two years the IMechE awards the James Watt International Gold … Continue reading Sir David scoops James Watt medal