Go Ape grabs record number of Scots visitors

FOREST adventure company Go Ape has scaled new heights, unveiling its most successful year in Scotland to date.
Go Ape: Record Scots visitors. Picture: Go ApeGo Ape: Record Scots visitors. Picture: Go Ape
Go Ape: Record Scots visitors. Picture: Go Ape

The firm, which has three of its 28 sites north of the Border, said it had welcomed 50,000 customers during the 2014 season. Across the UK, there were about 820,000 visits made during the year.

Results released yesterday showed the company generated revenues of £18.2 million in 2014, a 28 per cent increase on the previous 12 months.

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In Scotland, the firm operates three Go Ape Tree Top Adventure sites – Aberfoyle in Stirlingshire, Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire and Glentress Forest in Peebles.

It recently branched out, investing £2m to launch Scotland’s first indoor trampoline park, Air Space in East Kilbride. The company said it now has plans for “rapid growth” for the brand.

Jerome Mayhew, managing director of Go Ape, said: “Go Ape enjoyed record visitor numbers in Scotland in 2014 which we believe reflected the upsurge in visitor numbers and the feel-good factor of the Commonwealth Games.

“We also selected Scotland as the ideal location for our first trampoline park and Air Space is already exceeding our expectations. As a result we have exciting plans to roll out the concept to a number of new sites across the UK.”

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