Falkirk is located midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the picturesque Forth Valley. There are some fascinating sites in Falkirk, such as the Antoine Wall, which dates back to the second century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 15th century Blackness Castle was used in the Mel Gibson adaptation of Hamlet, and you can experience life of times gone by in the impressive Callendar House and Park.
Located just 50 minutes from Falkirk are Britannia Movers of Edinburgh. The team offer a wide range of removal services throughout Scotland. From the initial packing, to transportation, and unpacking at the other end, everything will be in safe hands.
Moving to Falkirk
Falkirk has an average property price of £128,467. This is more expensive than nearby Shieldhill, Laurieston and New Carron Village.
Renting in Falkirk can be a great option for those wanting to find their feet before they settle. One bedroom flats start at £280 pcm, rising to £365 pcm for two bedrooms. Small terraced homes and cottages are upwards of £450 pcm, or around £700 pcm for a family sized terrace. Semi and detached homes are a little harder to come by, but tend to be upwards of £750 pcm.
Like the majority of locations in Scotland, anything can be purchased from a 6-bedroom detached house to one bedroom flats for £30,000. For first time buyers, 2 bedroom flats in nice converted properties in central Falkirk tend to have asking prices around £45,000. Modest 4-bedroom terraced family homes can go for anything between £70,000 and £90,000.
Schools in Falkirk
Falkirk is rich with schools, there are a staggering 50 primary schools in total, which all cover different catchment areas. Comely Park, St Andrew’s, and Kinnaird are the most popular and received very good HM inspection results.
The eight high schools in Falkirk have all benefitted from renovation over the past few years. Again, the school a child attends is usually dependant on the catchment area. Some of the most highly rated schools include Denny High School, Falkirk High School, Braes High School, and St Mungo’s High School.
Falkirk is also home to one of the four campuses of Forth Valley College; a merger of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan colleges. The Falkirk Campus is the largest of all the campuses.
Transport Links Falkirk
Falkirk is extremely well connected by road, with the M9 in the east and M80 to the west. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both easily commutable but it is best to be aware of congestion during rush hour.
Buses also benefit from the great road links and there are also two train stations in Falkirk; Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston. Both stations provide direct services to Edinburgh, with a journey time of 30 minutes. Trains also run from both stations to Glasgow Queen Street – 20 minutes from Falkirk High and just under 1 hour from Grahamston.
For frequent business flyers and holiday makers, Glasgow Airport is under 35 minutes away from Falkirk. There are numerous national and Europe flights, as well as plans travelling to the likes of America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.