Support for Wavegarden Scotland

“We are thrilled that the plans for Wavegarden Scotland have been approved. We believe that this facility will deliver many benefits for the local community and for Scotland by offering world-class adventure leisure amenities alongside a wonderful country park, for walkers, runners and cyclists to enjoy. Alongside this, we expect to create up to 130 jobs and generate up to £11m for the local economy every year.”

“Another very exciting aspect of Wavegarden Scotland is the opportunity to nurture surfing and sporting talent. With Scotland’s own surfing team starting to make a mark on the global surf scene, we hope to inspire the next generation of surfers, life guards, and active outdoor enthusiasts.”

Andy Hadden, the co-founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd, the company which is developing Wavegarden Scotland

“It’s great to see that the planning application has been approved, so now Edinburgh will have it’s own surf spot for everyone to enjoy”,  “We designed our technology to create up to 1000 waves per hour, from slow moving white water for beginners through to powerful barrels up to 2 metres high for experts. This now means Scottish locals and tourists alike can experience the exhilarating feeling of surfing, regardless of their level.”

Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s founder and CEO

“We welcome Wavegarden Scotland’s visionary project and look forward to practising our sport in safe and consistent waves. Having this facility will give the Scottish surfing team a huge edge when it comes to future competitions, to have this as a base will do wonders for the sport.

“Scotland’s surf scene is growing and we have some exciting home grown talent breaking onto the scene. With surfing making its debut as an Olympic Sport at Tokyo 2020, Wavegarden Scotland will play a key role in encouraging and developing future Scottish surfers and putting this fantastic sport in the spotlight.”

Mark Boyd, captain of Scotland’s national surfing team

“As the local MP for Ratho, I am delighted the village could play host to Scotland’s first surfing lagoon. This will be a great attraction West of the city creating up to 130 new jobs. It will be a fantastic facility for locals and tourists alike.

“Surfing is becoming increasingly popular and in 2020, it will be an Olympic event for the first time. Approving the surfing centre now ensures we in Edinburgh West will be able to make the most of the enthusiasm.”

Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West

“Wavegarden Scotland will provide a huge economic boost to Ratho and the surrounding area. We welcome the decision and we are thrilled with the outcome, from the very beginning the consultations received a very positive reception so to hear that the application has been given the green light is fantastic.”

Andrew McNab, director of Colliers International, handled the development’s planning application

“This is a unique and exciting project, combining the natural ecology heritage and beauty of the area with world-class leisure and sporting facilities. Wavegarden Scotland will be a positive community asset for generations to come and help put Scotland on the map in adventure leisure whilst showcasing the benefits of sustainable ecologically centred masterplanning.”

Martin Stevens, director of Harrison Stevens, the landscape architects behind Wavegarden Scotland’s design

“Wavegarden is an exciting and ground-breaking project, which will require complex technical support. WSP has a solid track record of delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects and we keenly anticipate tackling the engineering challenges associated with this exciting addition to the leisure sector in Scotland.”

Paul Robertson, Principal Engineer at WSP