Something fantastic is happening in central Scotland! Land
between Grangemouth and Falkirk is being transformed into the
Discover the Helix here.
New paths are being constructed all across the Helix, in Helix South, Helix North, and
Park - discover where the Helix could take you.
Demand for allotments is growing throughout Scotland and the
Falkirk area is no exception. Our new project will create
in the Helix South area, which will be managed with
the support of the Falkirk Allotment Society.
The Helix is a place to relax and enjoy, a place to explore,
but it is also a unique opportunity for local businesses to develop
and grow as the site becomes busier over the coming years.
Email for business
The countdown is on...14/9/13
A place to explore
See how the Helix is unfolding
A place for everyone
View our growing colony of beekeeping film clips.
Sign up for our popular - and free - Helix site-seeing bus
Explore cycling at The Helix
Falkirk Community Trust are recruiting for the Helix.
The search is on for a Development Officer to promote the...
Introducing The Shark. Through an act of incredible generosity, we have...
Follow our Helix beekeepers as they establish their new
Follow the Antonine Wall right across Scotland.
At the heart of The Helix, a vibrant new space is emerging.
Towering horses’ heads will provide a dramatic new gateway to Scotland's canals.
A new one kilometre stretch of canal will improve access.
This area will soon shine as a must-visit destination.
Tucked away in the north of the Helix you’ll find quiet woodland and secluded paths.
Come and explore our network of pathways.
"When you sail in from Europe or elsewhere in Britain, the first thing you will see will be these colossal horses' heads welcoming you to Scotland."
Andy Scott, Sculptor
"It was a great weekend - an awful lot was achieved. Both myself and my volunteer officer were made to feel so welcome and part of the group. It’s fantastic to be involved in a project where the community takes the ownership of their local area so seriously."
Will Ferguson–Smith from BTCV on restoration of Celtic Circle
Every 10 miles cycled saves 2kg of carbon dioxide - it keeps you fit and saves you more than £1 per mile.
"It's great to see the first set of paths completed at Helix South. They bring people from neighbouring communities such as Grangemouth and Laurieston right into the new greenspace."
Councillor Adrian Mahoney
"Being new, the Helix paths provide a great smooth surface to run on. They are well lit, and away from roads so you feel safe and can relax and concentrate on your running. The new paths have also added variety to our training routes and provide pleasant surroundings for training."
Caroline Lawless, JogScotland and Falkirk Victoria Harriers
Did you know? The Helix is promoting health! Spend time in the fresh air and you will feel the benefit. The new paths at Helix South are the ideal place to start.
Did you know? The Forth & Clyde Canal is one of Scotland's most important inland waterways. Originally built in the 18th century it re-opened in 2002 after the largest canal refurbishment project ever undertaken in the UK. You can now cross Scotland from east to west along the 35 miles of fully navigable waterway.
"We’re delighted to welcome Nordic walking to our site. We’ve trained some of our regular walk leaders to undertake this unique style of walking and they’re all tremendously enthusiastic about getting others involved."
Grace Macdonald, The Helix Trust
"I went on the Helix bus tour on the 12th July, a very enlightning trip. Found out so much about what is going on and getting very excited about it. The guides were very helpful, answering questions and feeding us with lots of information."
Mrs A Hunter