Glasgow Wake Park

THREE of Scotland’s leading sports attractions have been awarded funding from Experience Glasgow to team up to create a unified adventure and alternative sports brand and must-visit destination for the city.

Located side by side around the Forth and Clyde Canal, Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow Wake Park and The Loading Bay Skatepark are joining forces to establish a collaborative visitor experience in north Glasgow.

This boost from Glasgow’s Industry Collaboration Fund will allow the organisations to pull together and allow people to book a number of different experiences including kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, stand up paddle-boarding, skateboarding, BMXing and wakeboarding.

The funding will also be used by the three businesses to create a new shared brand, a website with online booking facilities and to trial their new packages to reach new visitors.

Hannah Blair, Pinkston Watersports general manager, said: “Collaborating like this and coming up with new, joined-up packages will allow us to welcome more visitors than ever before and show them exactly what this exciting part of the city has to offer.

“We’re like-minded organisations who want to share our passion for our sports with as many people as possible. We want the local community and visitors to have a brilliant experience getting stuck in and see that anyone can try a new alternative sport right here in Glasgow.”

The Collaboration Fund is supported by Scottish Enterprise and aims to help deliver on the ambitions of Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023 to develop innovative products and services for visitors and attract more people than ever before to the city.