Journal article, 6 February 2004
by Allan Scott
Harbour is poised to re-open - and it's hoped the facility
will become a haven for recreational sailors.
for the work have been received by Falkirk Council and
should be allocat ed within days.
has been pencilled in to start before the end of this
month with a projected official re-opening of the harbour
had hoped the harbour might re-open in time for last
summer but a lack of cash saw the scheme postponed.
Now Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley has come up with £85,000
to back the scheme.
the plans a footbridge will be installed to span the
dock gates and mooring bollards and access ladders will
Footpaths in the area will be upgraded and new lighting will be installed.
A hazard warning reflective beacon will be placed off the west pier
to warn sailors of a concrete plinth covered at high tide.
hope the Falkirk Wheel and the Millennium Link will
see a big increase in recreation al sailors using the
say the close proximity of Bo'ness town centre to the
harbour should result in an economic spin-off for local
John Constable, convener of the town centre regeneration
working party, said: "Re-opening the harbour has
been a pet project of mine for some time.
sure Bo'ness could be the Mecca for sailors that it
has become for steam railway enthusiasts."
paid tribute to Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley for
coming up with the cash - and to Councilor David Alexander
for putting the harbour case to them.