The businessman behind plans for Scotland’s first revolving ski slope is appealing for help to find a new location for it in Dundee.
Variant Snow previously lodged plans with the council for a “world-class” indoor ski centre in the city.
Jack Gemmell had originally planned to locate the slope in a vacant retail unit at Kingsway East Leisure Park.
He then received what he described as a “better offer” of premises in Dundonald Street, Stobswell.
Jack, 27, a civil engineer from Glenrothes, said he had looked into developing the slope at the Manhattan Works site instead.
However, this has now fallen through and he is hoping that someone can come up with an alternative.
Jack said: “We originally had an agreement to open up alongside Ryze trampoline park at its new location in Dundee, but there was not enough space at Soccerworld for both facilities.
“We then looked at Kingsway East Leisure Park, but unfortunately, our crowdfunding attempt was unsuccessful and the start-up and rental costs involved were too much for our budget.
“We had hoped to open up alongside the Dundee Ducks indoor roller hockey team at the Manhattan Works, but again a lack of space meant this option could not go forward.
“We are now appealing to the public and existing sports clubs to come forward with possible suitable venues to get this exciting venture off the ground.”
He said a location would need to have a minimum 6.5m clear floor-to-eaves height, a concrete floor or similar load bearing, access to a three-phase electricity supply, suitable level access for installation and a minimum 200 sq/m of free floor space.
Jack added: “The location should already be outlined for leisure consent to avoid planning issues further down the line and preference would be to set up alongside an existing sports facility.”
Once the ski slope opens, Jack hopes to provide an opportunity for people to go from having zero teaching experience to becoming a qualified instructor.