The town and former port of Bo'ness (Borrowstounness) stands on the southern
shore of the River Forth, ten miles west of the Forth Bridge.
 
In the 18th century, Bo’ness was one of the most thriving towns on the east coast
and ranked as the third port in Scotland. Among the town's many thriving industries
was pottery production and Bo'ness soon became established as one of the main
pottery producing areas in the country.
 
Pottery production in the town lasted for almost 200 years and it reached its heyday
at the end of the 19th century when three factories were operating simultaneously at
Bo'ness, Grangepans and Bridgeness. With the last pottery closing as recently as
1958 the industry is still fondly remembered by many Bo'nessians.
 
The various potteries can be accessed by the menu on the left of the page or from
the list below.
 
Bridgeness Brownware Pottery ~ 1766 - 1802

Bo'ness Pottery ~ 1784 - 1898

Grange Pottery ~ 1879 - 1888

Bridgeness Pottery ~ 1888 - 1958

Industrial Co-operative Pottery ~ 1891 - 1894

West Lothian Pottery ~ 1896 - 1929



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Robert Jardine.
Once again, the names McNay and Bridgeness
can be associated with ceramics.

The great grandsons of C.W. McNay have formed
Bridgeness Ceramics.

Click on their logo to access their website




Who designed this jug?
Find the answer here

Put faces to the names in the revamped
McNay Family section that now includes family
photographs.
  
Read about Harry McNay's
Tantallon Ceramics here

Where is Dr John Roebuck buried?

Where was Bridgeness Pottery?

Where did John Marshall live?

Find the answers to these questions by clicking
on the aerial view of Bo'ness above to access the
interactive version.

Can you help trace the teapot
used at a picnic to dedicate
the Wallace Monument in
1869?

Click here for article

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