SA SPECTACULAR £24 million adventure centre on the outskirts of the Capital is set to open within weeks.
Work has been completed on the Adventure Centre in Ratho, which features the world’s biggest climbing wall.
Along with the showpiece climbing arena, the five-storey building - housed in a converted quarry - includes mountain biking circuits, an aerial adventure course and scuba diving facilities.
Its backers hope the complex will become a centre for world climbing, hosting a string of international competitions and attracting up to 260,000 people every year.
A 30-minute aerial assault course suspended from the building’s 26-metre tall ceiling is tipped to thrill climbing enthusiasts. As Europe’s largest SkyRide, the course includes a mass of obstacles for climbers ranging from cargo nets to logs. The centre also features an adventure sports gym and health club, accommodation, film auditorium, conference facilities and a bar and a restaurant.
It has been developed by Edinburgh climbers Rab Anderson and Duncan McCallum, and architect David Taylor, who make up the Ratho Quarry Company.
Today, Mr McCallum said he was pleased the complex was finally set to open.
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