Watch: Visit Edinburgh’s £55m artificial surf park

SCOTLAND’s first artificial wave park is set to open in 2024 after securing £26million in backing from the Scottish National Investment Bank.

The Wavegarden Scotland development of Craigpark Quarry in Ratho, near Edinburgh, will provide 23 hectares of nature parkland and over 100 jobs.

Its developers have stated that Wavegarden Scotland will be and include a restaurant, retail outlet, surf school, wellness spa, cafe and surf viewing deck.

The project will involve the installation of underwater technology capable of creating waves, ranging from slow whitewater for beginners to powerful barrels up to two meters high for experts.

The landmark £55million development will have as its centerpiece the country’s first indoor surfing destination using groundbreaking new technology.


Take a virtual tour of Scotland’s first indoor surf park



THE owner of Glasgow’s famous Horseshoe Bar has warned that soaring inflation is hurting business at his UK pubs, with rising costs likely to persist ‘well into the next financial year’.

HeraldScotland: He joined other industry leaders such as JD Wetherspoon and Fuller, Smith & Turner who also warned of continued cost pressures.He joined other industry leaders such as JD Wetherspoon and Fuller, Smith & Turner who also warned of continued cost pressures.

Mitchells & Butlers – whose brands include O’Neill’s, All Bar One, Harvester and Toby Carvery, among others – said high utility, wage and food costs were eroding profit margins while consumers suffered pressure on income disposable products.


SHIPPING times between Scotland and China are set to be almost halved with the launch of a new direct service to help ease global supply chain disruption.

HeraldScotland: The direct China Xpress freight route, launched by Glasgow-based KC Group Shipping, is expected to reduce journey times from around 60 days to around 33 days by eliminating unforeseen port congestion delays in Rotterdam. The direct China Xpress freight route, launched by Glasgow-based KC Group Shipping, is expected to reduce journey times from around 60 days to around 33 days by eliminating unforeseen port congestion delays in Rotterdam.

The maiden voyage from Ningbo in Zhejiang province is due to arrive in mid-August at the port of Greenock carrying 1,600 containers, with a total of 4,800 containers arriving in Scotland and another 4,800 returning to China each month.


Scottish video technology company Ajenta has appointed liquidators.

HeraldScotland: The decision to liquidate Ajenta is the result of the The decision to liquidate Ajenta is the result of “the severe impact of Covid restrictions on its ability to supply equipment to customers”.

The Edinburgh-based video company is said to be known for its immersive virtual classroom platform Vscene.


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