Name of Scotland’s first inland surfing resort unveiled

SCOTLAND’S first inland surfing destination is to be called Lost Shore Surf Resort, its developers have announced.

The family-friendly £55 million development in Ratho, near Edinburgh is expected to open to the public in summer 2024.

It will feature waterside accommodation set within a 60-acre country park. The resort will also 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.

The development will use the ‘latest wave generation technology’ with the Wavegarden Cove, developed by Wavegarden in the Basque Country. The site will host surfers of all abilities who can ride the 1,000 bespoke ocean-like waves created per hour.

Andy Hadden, founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd which is developing Lost Shore Surf Resort, 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.”