The district’s newest – and most unusual – home locations are only a short canter away from The Kelpies.
Scottish Canals has revealed new residential moorings right under the noses of Scotland’s most famous equines, giving people the opportunity to live in the heart of The Helix.
Created as part of its Living on Water initiative, the project aims to create vibrant houseboat communities on Scotland’s waterways.
The 15 new moorings at Grangemouth Marina follows the creation of a one-kilometre extension to the Forth & Clyde Canal as part of the waterways body’s investment.
To give people a feel of what life on the water could be like and to encourage them to swap bricks and mortar homes for a life on the water, Scottish Canals is hosting an open day at the site on Saturday, August 9.
Visitors can view the area and its facilities, talk to marketing agents Click-Let Water and reserve their own mooring.
They will even have the chance to step aboard the Blue Hue narrowboat to discover first hand a taste of life on the water.
Katie Hughes, Scottish Canals director of estates, said: “The new moorings in the shadow of The Kelpies offer an incredibly impressive and picturesque location to set up home.
“People can live a greener, more relaxed and individual way of life on a canal boat, especially with the facilities and attractions of The Helix site.”
The moorings include on-site storage sheds and a communal landscaped garden, as well as electricity, water supplies, pupmp out and refuse disposal.
Starting at £1500 for moorings, the maintenance licence is £145 a year.
For further information see www.LivingonWater.co.uk.