About Bo'ness Networking Group - Bonet
Bo'ness is a small town of around 15000 inhabitants on the south bank of the River Forth midway between Edinburgh and Stirling. With a history many a smaller city would be proud of Bo'ness has evidence of habitation and industry including:
- hunter gatherer oyster shell middens
- Roman occupation (the Antonine Wall ends in Bo'ness);
- the earliest coal mining in Scotland took place here;
- The Hamilton Family built Kinneil House for strategic closeness to the power centres of Scotland
- a major harbour and dock arguably 2nd only to Leith in importance at one point
- James Watt developed the efficient Steam Engine at Kinneil House
- endless industries including chemicals, mining, shipping, ship building; ship breaking; potteries and more
- great community spirit most evident in The Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
- and in February 2016 was named Charity Town of the Year
So whether you live here or wish to live here. Or are a visitor to one of our many attractions we hope you find this website useful as a starting point. The Contacts pages have a long list of just some of the organisations and charities that operate here. From the home page the many picture links like Culture, Heritage may help you target your needs. Or use the search box top right. And the sidebar on the left has a few themes like tourism and shopping.
Get in touch: get involved. Follow the town moto - Sine Metu - Without Fear.