Library of Birmingham to host Watt exhibition

Birmingham's stunning central Library is to host a temporary exhibition about James Watt's life and legacy. The display will feature paintings, works on paper, furniture, silver, scientific instruments, personal items, photographs, documents, notebooks and letters. The exhibition is due to launch on Friday, July 12 and run until October 31, 2019. See more on the … Continue reading Library of Birmingham to host Watt exhibition

Council considers creating James Watt tartan

The local authority responsible for the birthplace of James Watt - Inverclyde Council - is considering creating a tartan in the inventor's honour. The website Inverclyde Now said the resulting fabric could be shown off during the "Tartan Day" celebrations. These take place in New York each April. The website also said the Council’s annual … Continue reading Council considers creating James Watt tartan

Home of the Kelpies celebrates Watt

The Helix Park - home to the Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures - is hosting three events exploring the surrounding area's industrial heritage. James Watt and other historical characters linked with the area will feature in the talks, which take place over three Thursdays in February 2019, in the park's main visitor centre (pictured). … Continue reading Home of the Kelpies celebrates Watt

Website highlights Scotland’s contributions to science

James Watt is just one of the amazing Scots whose inventions changed the world. The website Gizmodo has published an article celebrating great Scots and their achievements in science and technology. Watt, naturally, is included. The site chose January 25, 2019 - on what would have been the 260th birthday of another famous Scot, Rabbie … Continue reading Website highlights Scotland’s contributions to science

Falkirk Herald tells of Watt’s workshop

James Watt's cottage workshop at Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness, has been profiled in an article by historian Ian Scott in The Falkirk Herald newspaper. Watt did early work to develop the steam engine at Kinneil before moving to Birmingham. Mr Scott said: "The workshop (at Kinneil) in which much of the experimental work was done still stands, though … Continue reading Falkirk Herald tells of Watt’s workshop