Plans to build an ambitious £200 million plan to build a massive retail shopping complex and business park on the edge of Falkirk town.Couple this with a £150 million investment being made at Bo'ness harbour, the completion and development of the new Falkirk Stadium, the further development of the canal network and additional investment being made throughout the Falkirk area and its not hard to see why the current slogan of 'My Future's in Falkirk' is striking a chord with the business community throughout Scotland and Europe. For information on businesses in the Falkirk area go to FalkirkGateway.Com and for Classified Ad's for the Falkirk area go to FalkirkMarket.Co.UkThe £150 million plan to revitalise Bo'ness will create 700 new homes, shops and a marina around the town's disused dock and harbour. Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and Falkirk Council have already provided grant aid to carry out early work on the site.A versatile marina and dock area will be much in demand in future years as the canal traffic grows and Bo'ness harbour will be a natural stoppage for sea going yachts and other small ships wishing to navigate the Forth and Clyde canal to make passage to and from the River Clyde.The HELIX - Falkirk's Eco ParkThe Helix Eco Park is an ambitious project conceived as part of the Falkirk Greenspace Initiative.In the summer of 2005 the Big Lottery Fund launched the Living Landmarks and The Helix Eco Park project was identified as being eligible for this major funding programme.During the autumn of 2005 a bid group of partners, Falkirk Council, Central Scotland Forest Trust and British Waterways Scotland supported by the project concept designers, further developed the project and in January 2006 a bid was submitted to the Big Lottery fund by Falkirk Council. Key elements of the bid include landscape structure and connectivity, canal navigation and giant art works.As the project developed THE HELIX ‘creating living connections’ was selected as the project bid title.In April THE HELIX was successfully long listed at stage 1 and was one of around 75 projects nationwide to receive an assessment visit.If successful the funding award decision is anticipated in September 2007.For more information visit The Helix website
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This site has been in existence for more than 10 years and has followed the Falkirk Wheel through all its different phases from an idea on a drawing board to the construction phase and finally to its glorious opening in 2000. The Falkirk Wheel is the focus but there is still more to do to ensure the canal network is truly a 'ribbon of light' once more.