Saturday, 28 June 2014

Kinneil House

So after the visit to the Kelpies it was on to Bo'ness for a visit to Kinneil House.

The house is only open four times a year and contains some artwork on the internal walls.

Sadly I can't show the interior as the staff were insistent that taking photographs was verboten.

I explained that my cameras had no flash but it was a firm and blanket no. Notices inside clearly stated no 'flash' photography and I would of course respected this, so very disappointed with the lack of flexibility shown.

Being a member of Historic Scotland I always praise the friendliness of the staff but not on this occasion - voluntary staff may explain the differences.

However, I would highly praise the lady who gave the presentation inside as she explained the history and the story of the 'white lady'. 

Kinneil House

Church Graveyard

Forest Walk

Church Remains



 James Watt's Cottage and Workshop

 Beneath the Viaduct

More images are available at - - better resolution and options to licence.

1 comment:

Adrian Mahoney said...

There seems to have been some misunderstanding. Non-flash photography (both with and without tripod) is permitted through Kinneil House, provided it's for non-commercial reasons. If you're planning to publish/sell pictures, you'd need to clear this with Historic Scotland in advance. The House is actually open eight times in 2014, not four as stated and photographers are welcome. Details on future open days are at ... You can also email us and we'll pass on any commercial photography requests to Historic Scotland; just email: --- Adrian Mahoney, The Friends of Kinneil