Perthshire Councillors approve UK’s first bungee jumping platform
The first purpose-built platform for bungee jumping has been approved by the Perthshire councillors in UK. Garry Bridge situated north of Pitlochry in Perthshire, Highlands, has been chosen for building this structure. The platform will be constructed at Garry Bridge which crosses the River Garry approximately 3 miles north of Pitlochry and 1.5 miles south of Killiecrankie.
Bungee jumping aspirants can plunge off the 131 ft (40m) high bridge towards the meandering river diving from the platform only to be caught back by an elastic rope before hitting the surface of the river.
Even though the councillors in Kinross and Perth approved the structure, they have also imposed a few conditions,
- Jumping before 10 AM should be prohibited.
- After dark jumps should be reduced to three per month.
- The official also mentioned that if the project does not turn out a commercial success, the platform is required to removed completely to restore the bridge to the council.
With adventure tourism widely accepted as a vital and growing market for Scottish businesses, the bungee jumping platform will definitely prove to be an impetus to Scotland’s tourism.