James Watt Celebrations 2019
Events to mark 200th anniversary of inventor’s death
He was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. He became so famous his name was used to denote a unit of energy.
Now – in 2019 – heritage chiefs are going “full steam ahead” with efforts to honour him.
January 5 marks the 250th anniversary of the patent of James Watt’s “separate condenser” – the invention which radically improved steam engines and changed the world. August 2019 will also be the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death.
To see the location itself Visit Kinneil Estate (free access at all times) and Kinneil Museum (6 days a a week closed Tuesdays - from 12:30 to 4pm - Free entry). See The Friends of Kinneil website for travel details and other information.