Scotland inches closer to 2022 launch
Wavegarden Scotland is moving along after the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission. Tartan Leisure Ltd, developers of Scotland’s first surf park, said that permission ruling includes the HUB complex which will provide food, retail, changing and leisure facilities, together with overnight accommodation.
The future wave pool site at Craigpark Quarry near Ratho already hosts the world-famous Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.
Wavegarden Scotland said the facility will also offer training to the Scottish surf team and local sports clubs while also providing surf opportunities and sport activity to the public. The move by the local council is the latest step forward by the group who hope to open their gates in 2022.
Wave pool projects are fraught with hurdles. Wavegarden Scottland CEO Andy Hadden told WavePoolMag in an interview last year that “if you treat the project like a very long and challenging game of chess, treating each opponent and hurdle with respect, but have the courage in your convictions and diligence, then eventually a checkmate can be reached.”
You can hear more about Wavegarden Scotland in our podcast with Andy Hadden here.
Top image: Wavegarden Scotland will be five times the size of the Wavegarden Cove R&D facility shown here. Photo by Wavegarden.