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Rannoch Park

We are working with Falkirk Council to increase habitat diversity and make Rannoch Park a more welcoming place for the local community.

Project overview

Rannoch Park, Grangemouth, has been short-listed as a suitable greenspace for improvement works that will support the delivery of the Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) project by Inner Forth Futures.

Inner Forth Futures (IFF) is a partnership of 9 organisations comprising RSPB as lead agency, NatureScot, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Green Action Trust, Sustrans and Historic Environment Scotland. Climate FORTH will facilitate and demonstrate the transformative action needed to transition to a climate literate, ready and resilient place, exploring and sharing ways for local heritage to be an asset for a sustainable green recovery with multiple benefits. The project is currently in the development phase funded by a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) grant. For more information about the wider project please visit: https://www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/climate-forth

A series of potential interventions at Rannoch Park have been identified to support the delivery of the Climate FORTH project and to improve the greenspace for the local community.

Falkirk Council has engaged with the Green Action Trust to deliver the first phase of work at Rannoch park, which has funding in place from Climate FORTH and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Community engagement

We are currently seeking the local community’s views on the proposed interventions at Rannoch Park, which focus on reducing the impacts of heavy rainfall and supporting climate adaptation and resilience by:

  • Strengthening the environmental buffer between the park and roads to the southern edge with woodland expansion to mitigate negative impacts of noise/air pollution, reduce visual movement of vehicles and reduce flood extent area
  • New orchard planting
  • Addition of a wetland scraping in the western part of the site to accommodate surface water flooding and additional habitat
  • Provide more diversity in planting and seasonal interest

The original scoping exercise was conducted on behalf of Inner Forth Futures. To view an extract of the initial plans in detail, click on the image below:

If you would like to share feedback and comments, a link to an online survey will be available here soon.


Looking ahead

Once the initial community consultation has been completed, a summary report will be produced and the feedback will inform more detailed proposals.


Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme

Additional, separate flood defence works have been scheduled along the north edge of the park as part of the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme. Further information about these works can be found here: https://www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com/rannoch-road