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Bo'ness Town Information

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Bo' Ness - Photo © Steve Kent
Bo' Ness - Photo: Steve Kent CCL

image spacer Once an important seaport and coal mining centre on the Firth of Forth, the town of Bo’ness (or Borrowstoness) lies at what was the eastern end of the Roman Antonine Wall.

Among its attractions is 16th century Kinneil House, rebuilt as the stately home of the Hamilton family.

It was in the grounds of the House that James Watt built his first full-scale Newcomen steam engine in 1769. His ruined cottage still survives.

The Bo’ness area was noted for both the manufacture of salt from seawater.

The Bo’ness and Kinneil steam railway is a major tourist attraction.


Bo'ness Railway Museum - Photo © Ron Hann
Bo'ness Railway Museum - Photo: Ron Hann CCL