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

Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town

Inverclyde's annual fireworks display in 2019 will have a science theme to mark the achievements of local inventor James Watt. The display will take place on November 2 at Battery Park, Greenock. Fairground rides will be operational from 5.30 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 7 p.m. A post on Inverclyde Council's website says: "Wrap … Continue reading Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town

New exhibition at the National Library

James Watt is one of the great Scots featuring in a new exhibition opening today (June 21) at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. "Northern Lights, the Scottish Enlightenment" runs until April 2020. Admission is free of charge and there's no need to book. Names connected with the Scottish Enlightenment such as David Hume … Continue reading New exhibition at the National Library