"Grangemouth had an airport built just
before the WW2, then requisitioned by RAF as a Flying Training School .
It was a brave attempt to provide a Central
Scottish Airport. I did find a photograph of a line up of biplanes on what
appears to have been a purely grass field - no sign of any
runway. Though I understand Dakotas (Douglas DC3)landed there.
I would not have fancied landing there because
the approaches are over low hills on an east west approach and there is a
hint that the pupil pilot attrition rate was high enough to warrant a
special corner of the local burial ground!
The airport still remained in 1967, an ornate
gateway wall with, I think, lions heads carved in to them. The site has
since been built over with petro-chemical works of various types."