Public given the chance to comment on proposals for £10 million countryside leisure park in West Lothian

Luxury short stay eco-lodges and houseboats at Couston Country and Water Park

THE PUBLIC are to be given the chance to view and comment on exciting proposals for a new £10 million countryside leisure park at the former Couston Quarry site in West Lothian. 

Being undertaken by SRD Rural Ltd, Couston Country and Water Park includes plans for water-based activities, adventure playgrounds, restaurant and café facilities, and an outdoor event space for historical enactments and nature displays.   

Luxury short stay eco-lodges and houseboats, in addition to those already on site, are also part of the plans to revitalise the location. 

The public consultation event will be held in the Bridgehouse Village Hall on Tuesday 24 October between 4.00pm and 7:30pm  

Couston Country and Water Park will create an attractive and compelling destination within the Central Belt for locals and visitors from across the country.  

With an absence of similar attractions in the area, the development will also bring a significant boost to tourism in West Lothian, and it is anticipated that the £10 million investment will create around 65 jobs onsite (based on a conservative estimate), with an additional number created offsite. 

SRD Ltd is committed to being a responsible developer and to engaging with the local community at every stage of the development.  

Those with questions, comments, or feedback on the proposals are warmly invited to attend the consultation event, which will be attended by representatives from the project who will be happy to provide answers. There will also be the opportunity to leave feedback.  

All material from the event, including the consultation boards, will be available at 

A spokesperson for SRD Rural said: 

“We are very excited to bring forward our exciting proposals for Couston Country and Water Park, which amounts to a £10 million investment in West Lothian, creating around 65 onsite jobs and with a countless number created offsite. 

“Couston Country and Water Park will be a highly attractive destination for families and others looking to enjoy the great outdoors and enjoy Scotland’s history in an exciting and creative way.  

“Even though our proposals are at a very early stage, early and sustained engagement and consultation is very important to us at SRD Rural, and public consultation events such as this are a key part of this commitment.”  

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