Scotland’s first artificial surf park has gone through a strategic rebrand which will see it renamed as the Lost Shore Surf Resort.
Originally named ‘Wavegarden Scotland’, the park will transform the disused Craigpark Quarry at Ratho, near Edinburgh, into a 23-hectare facility boasting a restaurant and retail outlet alongside state-of-the-art surf technology.
The developer has said the rebrand is intended to reflect the “ambition of creating a major leisure and staycation destination”.
The £55m project, developed by Tartan Leisure Limited, hopes to deliver around 100 jobs and attract 180,000 visitors a year.
It is hoped it can be finished by 2024 – five years after planning permission was granted.
The parks attractions include the HUB, with facilities such as a waterfront restaurant and food market, retail outlets, a surf school offering surf therapy, and a wellness spa.
Andy Hadden, founder of Tartan Leisure, said: “We wanted a name that truly encapsulates everything that our leisure destination will represent – family, wellness and adventure.
“Lost Shore Surf Resort will for the first time give Scottish surfers, of all abilities, the opportunity to either dip their toe in the sport or train in Scotland all year round to improve their chances of competing at major events, including the Olympics.
“For those not yet ready to try the incredible sport, there will be plenty of other activities to enjoy, including dining options and free access to a number of walking trails. All of which are under construction and making progress.
“There has been extensive preparatory work going on behind the scenes with financial backers and with our design team and partners to ensure that this new facility will be a world-class leisure destination.
“We cannot wait to welcome visitors to Lost Shore Surf Resort, our extraordinary leisure and staycation attraction.”