Kinneil House in Bo'ness - which boasts some of the best Renaissance wall paintings in Scotland - is running a series of free open days. The mansion dates back to the 15th century and was once home to the Dukes of Hamilton. During special open events, guides from The Friends of Kinneil charity show people around the interior of the building and tell visitors about its former residents. You can also tour the surrounding parkland – which boasts a Roman Fortlet, part of the Antonine Wall, and a cottage used by inventor James Watt. Visitors also get the chance to see the displays in neighbouring Kinneil Museum.
There is no need to book, just turn up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to see inside the House. The special open days are run by The Friends of Kinneil in association with Historic Environment Scotland and Falkirk Community Trust. For more information, visit the Kinneil website www.kinneil.org.uk
(Please note access to the interior of the House is only during special free open days. However, visitors can tour the grounds of building and visit the museum throughout the year. Admission to these is also free.)
There will also be an appearance of a VisitScotland's Coo Vans on site on the 27th of August.
Info on all the 2017 open days is live at www.kinneil.org.uk/2017opendays