The John Muir Way Festival

John Muir

The John Muir Festival, 17 – 26 April 2014

marks the official opening of Scotland’s new national pathway, the John Muir Way

The John Muir Way stretches from Dunbar, Muir’s birthplace, to Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde.

The festival is a celebration of Muir’s life and work. It comprised large scale national events alongside local projects and initiatives.John Muir Way Logo

For more information about the festival, visit

John Muir

Born in 1838 in Dunbar, East Lothian, John Muir emigrated to the US in 1849. He is recognised as the ‘father of modern conservation’, the founder of America’s national parks and a campaigning environmentalist.

Muir helped change the way we look at nature and how the world’s natural resources are used.

Events in and around Bo’ness

Public events organised as part of the John Muir Way celebrations were held in the Falkirk Council area.

The following are those organised in and around Bo’ness:-

For more information about any of the above please visit the websites listed or contacts shown for each.

Lantern Lit Walk, Launch of Wayfinder and Folk Night

One of the events to celebrate the opening and launch of the John Muir Way was the lantern-lit walk along Bo’ness foreshore to the Corbie Inn.

As part of the launch of the ‘Way’ the Kinneil Brew Hoose made a special brew to commemorate the occasion.

On Monday evening, 21 April, after the walk, Wayfinder Pale Ale was well and truly launched at the Corbie Inn.

The Falkirk Folk Club and The Lazy Boys of Banknock helped make it an even more memorable night. An evening of folk song, celebrating Scotland’s beautiful, wonderful and often wild landscape, followed.

The first cask of Wayfarer Pale Ale finished in ‘quick time’ (note the clever musical reference). Luckily there were bottles on – or more accurately ‘in-hand’ to ensure everyone got their share. Not surprisingly they went too! 

A Bonus, The Singing Brewer

Stuart Simpson - The Singing Brewer

And, as a bonus, (well that was what he said it was), the brewer of Wayfinder also helped show the way in the entertainment stakes.

Stuart Simpson proved that not only can he produce a pretty good brew he is no less able to do the same with a song or two.

All in all, it was a great night and just maybe we can look forward to something similar in the not too distant future.

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Coach outside Corbie Inn

Coach Tours Catered For

Coach/tour parties welcome for lunch and meal stops The Corbie Inn in Bo’ness is ideal for operators running tours throughout Scotland. Since opening the new