Grangemouth Town Centre - Shop Local


It was construction of the Forth and Clyde Canal in the second half of the 18th century that created the settlement which became the town of Grangemouth. At first the new community had been called Sealock but later it became Grange Burn Mouth and finally Grangemouth in the 1780s by which time it had a population of nearly four hundred. The provision of harbour facilities and the direct link to the rapidly expanding town of Glasgow via the canal brought swift success to the port and it soon displaced Carronshore as the principal landing place on the river. Trading vessels from all over Europe landed cargoes of grain, flax, hemp, iron and timber which were transferred via new basins to canal lighters which carried them to factories and farms across the breadth of Scotland.

Grangemouth, has everything you could possibly want on your doorstep with the town centre businesses offering quality shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities, from a Gym, to beauticians and hairdressers, gents designer clothes shop, gift shops, party wear, woman’s boutique’ award winning fish & chip shop, and butchers, cards shops, and cafés offering a wide selection of food, there is a polish delicatessen, newly opened store 21, which stocks household goods, ladies and children wear.

Grangemouth Heritage is packed full of local history and memorabilia, its well worth a visit, there are lots of unique businesses giving excellent customer service, and with free parking and the town centre being on one level it’s a must for visitors. Events such as Festival of the Sea, charities & craft fairs, music festivals and the Christmas light switch on including the Aviemore Reindeer all add to the ambience of the Town Centre.

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