Falkirk and Grangemouth Digital Investment
Falkirk and Grangemouth to invest in digital technology to become more 'vibrant, enterprising and accessible.'
18:53 07 July 2019
Falkirk Council is set to receive £2million from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, which aimed at boosting struggling town centres.
Council executives have confirmed that the money will be used to launch several projects that aim to make three town centres more “vibrant, enterprising and accessible.”
To improve tourism, the council will invest on luggage lockers and improve connection at Scotrail/Abellio railway station. Proposals also include improvements to Newmarket Street and Lint Riggs.
Meanwhile, vacant buildings in Grangemouth will be demolished to progress the ‘Making Places’ project that aims to improve the appearance and accessibility of the town centre.
Falkirk Delivers manager Alex Fleming said getting WiFi was “very positive” step for the town centre.
She said: “It’s a fantastic benefit because it will help Falkirk become a digital town. That’s not just about people coming into the town being able to use WiFi, it will also allow us to deliver digital training to our businesses and allow them to compete a bit more with online shopping.
“It’s a very positive move.”