A former burgh in Falkirk, Scotland, the town of Grangemouth is positioned in the Forth Valley. This was once a busy port with the Forth and Clyde Canal, which was constructed in the 18th century, resulting in increased trade coming through. Modern day Grangemouth has an economy that is largely reliant on petrochemicals, and it is home to one of Europe’s largest oil refineries owned by Ineos. Grangemouth was founded in the 1760s by Sir Lawrence Dundas, at which time it was named Sealock, The town was re-planned by Henry Holland, the famous architect, in the 1780s following the death of Dundas.
With one of the main ports in the UK, Grangemouth is home to the largest container terminal in Scotland. The main focus of the town when it comes to industry and business is the Grangemouth Refinery, which is amongst the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Factory and office space in also taken by the Whyte and Mackay bottling plant. You will also find several doctors and dentists in the town as well as the Air Training Corps Squadron, which is situated on Central Avenue at the TA Centre.
Entertainment And Dining Out
While Grangemouth itself is not a main entertainment hub, it lies only a few miles from Falkirk, where you can enjoy a range of entertainment from museums and art galleries to pleasant pubs in which to enjoy a drink. You will find a variety of places to eat out in the town. You can enjoy spicy Indian food at The Cinnamon Tandoori Restaurant or head to the Cook’s Bar & Kitchen for tasty British food. Wallaces at the Grange Manor serves up delicious Scottish food.
Good road and motorway links, including easy access to the M9 and M876, provides convenience for drivers in the area, while the town is also well served by buses and taxis. Just a few miles from Falkirk, both Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston railway stations are within easy reach, with the first lying on the Glasgow to Edinburgh Line and the latter on the Edinburgh to Dunblane Line.