More for visitors at Kinneil Halt

Kinneil boy New Nature Reserve Created At Kinneil

The new nature reserve created at Kinneil stretches from Bo’ness Harbour in the east to Snab Lane beside the former colliery in the west. Passengers on the railway can alight at Kinneil Halt by steam or heritage diesel train and be right in the heart of the site which has recently gained Local Nature Reserve status from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Kinneil Forth view

The mudflats and “island” off the foreshore are internationally important for seabirds and are already designated as a Special Protection Area for their conservation value.





Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Convener of Leisure, Tourism and Community welcomed the new status for the Kinneil foreshore.

“I’m delighted the site has been formally designated a local nature reserve. At the request of the community, it will be called ‘Kinneil Nature Reserve’ – and hopefully attract even more visitors – and new funding – to this regenerated site in the years to come.”


Kinneil View 1Councillor Mahoney said he was particularly pleased to see new signage installed at Kinneil Halt – a stopping off point for the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, which attracts between 60,000 and 70,000 visitors a year. The line goes right through the nature reserve.

“The new signage will hopefully tempt people to visit the new Nature Reserve – or take the short walk to Kinneil Estate, which boasts the wonderful Kinneil House and Museum“.