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Plans Revealed for West Lothian Waterpark

Plans have been revealed for a new waterpark to be established in West Lothian.

Wild Shore - which already operates in Dundee, Delamere, Liverpool and New Brighton - is set to transform the former brickworks and quarry in Winchburgh. 

The project, which involves the same people behind the Foxlake centre in East Lothian, includes a seven-figure investment and will initially create up to 15 part-time and three full-time jobs, plus more in construction.

Wild Shore Winchburgh plans to offer activities including cable wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming and - for the first time in Scotland - the company’s ‘Aqua Chimp’ floating ropes course. The facilities will also include changing rooms and a café.

The deal to create the water park was recently struck between Wild Shore and Winchburgh Developments, with the next step being to submit plans to West Lothian Council. Should planning permission be granted, opening is scheduled for 2024.

The announcement comes as a consultation begins on designs for Daisy Park, in which the Wild Shore facility will sit. The park is adjacent to the Union Canal and the new marina.

Spanning 352 hectares, Winchburgh is one of the largest place-making projects currently underway in the UK, delivering at least 3,800 homes, improved transport links, employment opportunities, schools and outdoor spaces.

The £1bn development encircles the historic village in West Lothian, seven miles from Edinburgh Airport. The consented masterplan, granted in 2012, contains estimated delivery of 3,450 homes.

John Hamilton, chief executive at Winchburgh Developments, commented: “This is a huge development for the area and will help put West Lothian on the map as one of the most exciting visitor destinations in Scotland.”

Callum Mark, director at Wild Shore, said: “We pride ourselves in being able to deliver water activities to all within a safe and managed water environment, along with encouraging many more people to enjoy outdoor swimming in a safe way.”

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