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

Sweet taste of success at Riverside

Neil Johnson-Symington and Rosemary Watt show off a special cake to mark the James Watt 2019 anniversary and the recent launch of a new Watt-themed display at Glasgow's Riverside Museum. The Museum invited partners and those involved with the exhibition to a mini reception today (December 19) to thank people for their support. The event … Continue reading Sweet taste of success at Riverside

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

New Riverside exhibits explore Watt’s legacy

A new display - inspired by the achievements of the Scottish inventor James Watt - has been launched at Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency (sponsored by Aggreko), considers James Watt’s pioneering spirit and legacy in a modern-day context. Neil Johnson-Symington, curator of Transport and Technology with Glasgow Museums, … Continue reading New Riverside exhibits explore Watt’s legacy

Get some Enlightenment at Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait in Edinburgh - home to a bust of James Watt (and other pieces linked to the inventor) - is staging free gallery tours. The next ones are taking place on Saturday, November 2. A spokesperson said: "To coincide with the bicentenary celebrations of Scottish engineer James Watt, historian Alastair Learmont will … Continue reading Get some Enlightenment at Portrait Gallery