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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 November, 2004, 12:08 GMT
Bo'ness to undergo 150m facelift
One of Scotland's most historic ports is to undergo a 150m facelift.

Detailed plans to re-generate Bo'Ness will be unveiled on Wednesday and include a link to the nearby canals network and a waterfront refurbishment.

It will take eight years to give the 400-year-old harbour its new look with the creation of 700 construction and l00 permanent jobs.

On the Forth, the town used to be a whaling centre and is currently reliant on the oil and chemical industries.

Under the ING Real Estate UK plans, restaurants, cafes, bars, a hotel and new housing will all be built along the waterside.

There are also proposals to tie the development with the town's existing big attraction, the Scottish Rail Museum, which attracts 60,000 visitors a year.

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