Beer festival – celebrating Watt – gets underway this weekend

The Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2019 - which has a James Watt theme - kicks off tomorrow (Friday, September 20, 2019). The event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and then runs from noon on Saturday, September 21. The venue for the event is Bo'ness Town Hall. On both days, beers will be served in … Continue reading Beer festival – celebrating Watt – gets underway this weekend

New Watt book out on September 30

A new book on inventor James Watt is being published on September 30. "James Watt (1736-1819)" has been edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick. The publisher, Liverpool University Press, describes it as "essential in celebrating Watt's pivotal work", offering "new perspectives of Watts’ work in terms of context and his influences". A spokesperson for … Continue reading New Watt book out on September 30

Here’s Watt to wear: tartan items now on sale

Merchandise featuring the newly-created James Watt Commemorative Tartan is now on sale. Ties, rosettes, umbrellas, travel mugs and pens are available ... and kilts may follow. The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock is currently selling a selection of the Watt merchandise. A similar range of products will be available from the town's James Watt Institution … Continue reading Here’s Watt to wear: tartan items now on sale

Verdant’s engine receives heritage award

The Boulton and Watt steam engine at Verdant Works museum in Dundee has received an Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). William Edgar CBE, IMechE Past President, unveiled a commemorative plaque. There was also a special ‘steam-themed’ musical performance from a singing group called Quire. Pictures from the event - which took … Continue reading Verdant’s engine receives heritage award

James Watt and the celebration of innovation

Dr Malcolm Dick OBE - Director of the Centre for West Midlands History and Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History at the University of Birmingham - reflects on the life and legacy of James Watt. This Sunday (August 25, 2019) marks the 200th anniversary of the Watt's death. Check out events here. James Watt … Continue reading James Watt and the celebration of innovation