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

Book tickets for free Watt event on January 21

The Bo'ness Hippodrome will host a special, free evening about James Watt, his life and legacy on the evening of Tuesday, January 21. It's the same week as Watt's birthday and will look back on a successful year celebrating the Scottish inventor. Watt worked on his development of the steam engine at a cottage workshop … Continue reading Book tickets for free Watt event on January 21

Watt experts cross the borders

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 … Continue reading Watt experts cross the borders

The first working Watt engine in the world

James Watt built an experimental steam engine at Kinneil, Bo'ness (in central Scotland) - as part of a partnership with Dr John Roebuck. But did you know that this engine eventually went to work in Birmingham at the famous Soho Manufactory? The Manufactory was set up by businessman Matthew Boulton. Boulton teamed up with Watt … Continue reading The first working Watt engine in the world

Walk in Watt’s footsteps and go Forth

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 … Continue reading Walk in Watt’s footsteps and go Forth

Visit historic Kinneil for free on October 5

Historic Kinneil House in Bo'ness - once home to James Watt's business partner Dr John Roebuck - will be open for free guided tours on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Booking is essential. Tours will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3pm. To secure a free place you must reserve … Continue reading Visit historic Kinneil for free on October 5