Whitewater tubing sessions launch at Pinkston

Pinkston Watersports Centre in north Glasgow has launched whitewater tubing – a new outdoor activity perfect for thrill seekers looking for a fun-filled experience.

Participants are given a rubber ring before taking to Scotland’s only artificial whitewater course for a ride down the rapids that they won’t forget.

Pinkston has already welcomed some well-kempt faces to the course who were game enough to give it a go, including comedian Gary Faulds who summed the experience up as, “Basically the Time Capsule on steroids”.

Joined by friends

Gary Faulds was joined by friends and fellow comedian Gary Meikle alongside unsuspecting fan Darren MacLeod, who answered Gary’s call on Facebook for someone to get involved in the fun.

Comedians Gary Faulds and Gary Meikle show STV’s Polly Bartlett how it’s done

Although not for the faint hearted, the controlled rapids allow the team at Pinkston to provide a full-on whitewater experience for people in a safe environment, with participants receiving wet suits, helmets, buoyancy aids and a full safety briefing.

The high adrenaline activity is the latest watersport to be launched at Pinkston, which is already home to a wealth of activities including kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and open water swimming.

Hannah BlairPinkston Watersports Centre general manager and Glasgow Canal Co-op co-director, said:

“We’re so excited to have launched whitewater tubing at Pinkston. This is an adrenaline-filled activity that lets people get up close with our controlled rapids.

“We’ve had a great reaction from people who have had a lot of fun taking part so far, including comedians Gary Faulds and Gary Meikle who gave us all a laugh. We’re based at Port Dundas just minutes from the city centre so people looking for a thrilling outdoor experience don’t have far to come.”

Urban and water sport destination

Pinkston is situated on the banks of the Forth and Clyde canal just 10 minutes from the city centre in an area that is fast becoming a destination for urban and water sport, with The Loading Bay skatepark, Everyday Athlete, Glasgow Wake Park, Glasgow Kayak Club, Scuba Diving Scotland, The Adventure Academy, Outdoor Pursuits Scotland and Red Bull Neptune Steps Challenge all calling it home.

Whitewater tubing at Pinkston is £35 per person or £250 for a group of up to 10 people and is open to people aged 15 and over. Book now at www.pinkston.co.uk or email info@pinkston.co.uk.