september, 2022

01sep7:45 am9:45 amAutumn Lecture Series - Kinneil: Over 2,000 Years of Scotland's History

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There are still spaces for the first of our 2022 Autumn lecture series, ‘Kinneil: Over 2,000 Years of Scotland’s History’, by the chair of local volunteer group Friends of Kinneil, Ian Shearer.
 
Ian, who conducted our recent tour of Kinneil House, will unpeel the fascinating story of over 2,000 years history in the extremity of the traditional Linlithgowshire and will touch on;

-The turf defence which stretched across Scotland, known as the Antonine Wall, one of six UNESCO World Heritage sites in Scotland
-The now lost medieval village of Kinneil which sat high up overlooking the River Forth
-Kinneil House, once home of the Hamiltons, a notable Scottish family, which still contain unique domestic wall paintings of the mid-16th and 17th centuries
-The humble structure in which James Watt carried out experiments which led to the industrial revolution.

Kinneil: Over 2,000 Years of Scotland’s History (smartsurvey.co.uk)

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