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
South, Helix North, and Helix
Park - discover where the Helix could take
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
What can you do at The Helix right now?
What's in store for The Helix?
A place for everyone
A place to explore
See how the Helix is unfolding
Get involved at The Helix
Catch up with the Helix Beekeepers
Explore cycling at The Helix
Clare from the marketing team tells us about love at first...
The Kelpies are now officially complete - work now shifts focus...
David our venue supervisor shares a super cute picture of a...
Follow our Helix beekeepers as they establish their new
Follow the Antonine Wall right across Scotland.
Tucked away in the north of the Helix you’ll find quiet woodland and secluded paths.
Towering horses’ heads will provide a dramatic new gateway to Scotland's canals.
At the heart of The Helix, a vibrant new space has been created.
Come and explore our network of pathways.
Discover the true scale of the Helix with our Google map
The Kelpies Canal Hub, with a new turning pool and the beginning of the new canal link.
A new one kilometre stretch of canal improving access for sailing, boating and more.
"The artistic intent (of the Kelpies) is built around a contemporary sculptural monument. Water-borne, towering gateways into The Helix, the Forth & Clyde canal and Scotland, translating the legacy of the area into proud equine guardians."
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, 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.
Did you know? The Helix is promoting health. Spend time outdoors and feel the benefit. Start by exploring our extensive network of paths in Helix South.
"I've met some incredible folk, way outside of my social circle, and become involved in the most diverse projects.Turns out that The Helix not only reinvigorated 'under-used land', they reinvigorated that little bit of me that was under-used too!"
Tracey Fullerton, Helix volunteer
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 UK's largest-ever canal refurbishment project. You can now cross Scotland from east to west along 35 miles of fully navigable waterway.
"Get outdoors on the Helix paths and try out Nordic Walking. We use specially designed poles to provide a full body workout. This type of walking will strengthen your back, train your core, tone your body and help you lose weight."
Barbara McConnell, Walk Leader
"The principle form of the sculpture takes its inspiration from the profile of a laurel leaf, a reference to Falkirk's rich Roman heritage. The laurel leaf is also a recognised symbol of victory, which is equally appropriate in the context of Abbotshaugh Woodland..."
Jephson Robb, creator of 'Love & Kisses'