Innovation Stories

Big changes are coming

The Forth Valley area was once at the heart of the industrial revolution. Home to the powerhouses of coal mining and steel works and with a long history in the global oil industry, innovation was also a part of our industrial landscape. James Watt worked on his revolutionary steam engine at Bo’Ness near Falkirk and the inventor of the first television, John Logie Baird, had strong connections to Falkirk.

Now, the Forth Valley aims to be at the forefront of the green revolution. After centuries of relying on polluting heavy industries, the manufacturers and energy companies operating in our area are developing and adopting innovative technologies to reduce their own carbon emissions and help others around the globe reduce theirs too. Plus, a raft of new businesses committed to a green, carbon neutral future have made the area their home.