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.
Though Scotland countrysides and natural spectacles form the epicenter of any Scotland holiday itinerary, there is no dearth in adrenalin surging activities and extreme sporting options in Scotland. There are many heart pumping activities in Scotland including skydiving, which is nothing but jumping out of an airplane with a parachute attached to you – to put it in simple terms! In case you find a bit too scary settle for the indoor skydiving in a simulated environment where there is no risk of falling on to the ground in case the worst happens – that is, if the parachute fails to open. There are many other extreme sporting activities including rafting, kayaking, Bungee jumping, white water rating and more in Scotland that are perfect options to satiate the sporting urges of the thrill seekers!
There are many popular Scotland cities that are world famous for sporting activities including Aberdeen. Most of the Scottish cities have budget accommodation options and hotels to cater to the partying needs of budget travelers including the stag and hen groups. You will find many suitable hotels to suit your tastes. Right from self catering cottages set amidst lochs and mountains or chic hotels right at the city centers, the accommodation options in Scotland is truly diverse. Scotland has over 500 well equipped hotels that makes more than its fair share of this small country!
Many of us tend to tag Scotland holidays with just fine whiskeys, music and natural scenery. So next time when you charter a trip to Scotland, remember that it has an excitingly different sports calender as well. From thrilling to mad cap and extreme sports options there are very many options to make your pick from. Settle for the ones that hold your interest, pace and skill sets and the best part is that you don’t have to risk your life and limb to have an exciting holiday in Scotland!