Grangemouth

Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland. It is formerly a part of Stirling County. It is located on the Firth of Forth, 3 miles east of Falkirk. Grangemouth is currently known for its large petrochemical plant one of the largest in Europe. Grangemouth got its name from Sealock that refers its proximity to where the canal traffic that passed through. This town was founded by Sir Lawrence Dundas in 1777 and was built in juxtaposition with the eastern end of the Forth and Clyde Canal. The town gain prominence due to the canal traffic at the port of Leith paved the way for much traffic to come to Grangemouth instead. The towns present name refers to its position at the mouth of the Grange Burn or stream that flows into the River Forth at this point.

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