Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel

Business and employment connections

We’re here to support the development of business and job opportunities that benefit canal-side communities and improve job prospects for local people. The redevelopment of the area along the Forth & Clyde Canal from Lock 16 to the Falkirk Wheel is an important part of this business development activity.

 

Our projects include:

Business and employment connections

We’re here to support the development of business and job opportunities that benefit canal-side communities and improve job prospects for local people. The redevelopment of the area along the Forth & Clyde Canal from Lock 16 to the Falkirk Wheel is an important part of this business development activity.

 

Our projects include:

Supporting business opportunities at Lock 16 on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Lock 16 on the Forth & Clyde Canal is about to be transformed. Once the junction for the eleven locks that took boats from the Forth & Clyde Canal up to the Union Canal, it is now home to a collection of sheds, the Union Inn and a canalboat mooring. The derelict site of the old AG Barr Irn Bru factory there is about to become the new headquarters of Scottish Canals. We’re working with local communities to get their input into business and employment opportunities as part of this exciting regeneration project.

Exploring business opportunities at The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is now one of the most recognisable and visited tourist attractions in Scotland. In 2022, it celebrated its 20th birthday and is firmly established as a local and national landmark. The next phase of its development is being explored. We’re consulting local communities to create a masterplan for the site that includes business cases to support local job opportunities. The masterplan will also tie in with new canal-side projects planned as part of the Falkirk Investment Zone and Falkirk Growth Deal to bring the greatest benefit to local communities.

Creating local art installations

Art has a huge potential to enhance our canals and their surrounding environments. As part of Falkirk Canal Connections, Artlink Central has appointed a Canals Artist in Residence to develop an imaginative public and environmental art masterplan for our canal-side spaces. Working together with local communities and businesses, they’ll also have the opportunity to pilot and commission works to enhance the canals and surrounding local neighbourhoods.

Supporting business opportunities at Lock 16 on the Forth & Clyde Canal
Lock 16 on the Forth & Clyde Canal is about to be transformed. Once the junction for the eleven locks that took boats from the Forth & Clyde Canal up to the Union Canal, it is now home to a collection of sheds, the Union Inn and a canalboat mooring. The derelict site of the old AG Barr Irn Bru factory there is about to become the new headquarters of Scottish Canals. We’re working with local communities to get their input into business and employment opportunities as part of this exciting regeneration project.
Lock 16
Exploring business opportunities at The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is now one of the most recognisable and visited tourist attractions in Scotland. In 2022, it celebrated its 20th birthday and is firmly established as a local and national landmark. The next phase of its development is being explored. We’re consulting local communities to create a masterplan for the site that includes business cases to support local job opportunities. The masterplan will also tie in with new canal-side projects planned as part of the Falkirk Investment Zone and Falkirk Growth Deal to bring the greatest benefit to local communities.

Falkirk Wheel consultation
Creating local art installations

Art has a huge potential to enhance our canals and their surrounding environments. As part of Falkirk Canal Connections, Artlink Central has appointed a Canals Artist in Residence to develop an imaginative public and environmental art masterplan for our canal-side spaces. Working together with local communities and businesses, they’ll also have the opportunity to pilot and commission works to enhance the canals and surrounding local neighbourhoods.

Camelon Arts Bus Shelter

Our partners

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. It is also supported by nine lead organisations in the Falkirk area.

UK Government

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus