Falkirk is a town in central Scotland, about 30 miles north of Edinburgh and 40 miles south-west of Glasgow. Falkirk is the main town in an area known as Central Scotland. Falkirk is well known for the award winning Scottish Aquatics Centre, which is used by Olympic athletes. It’s also home to one of Scotland’s leading football clubs, and has a strong connection with the local mining community.
The engineering sector is growing in Falkirk. Lots of companies are heading here, including the world's largest international petrochemicals manufacturer, Royal Dutch Shell; Michelin manufacturing plant; and numerous businesses who hire engineers and ecologists as they operate on a global level.
Falkirk, apart from being an industrial centre, is also an important town in terms of transport links. The town has a superb transport infrastructure, which makes it easy for people to move around. It's served by the M80, which links it to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and there are also buses into town from Stirling and Glasgow.