Midlothian trampoline centre closes

Ryze trampoline park, Mayfield Industrial Estate
Ryze trampoline park, Mayfield Industrial Estate

The Midlothian trampoline park at the centre of a row over the number of injuries sustained there has been closed by the council for operating without a licence.

Ryze, which opened at Mayfield Industrial Estate in early January, was closed by Midlothian Council yesterday afternoon and will remain closed until further notice.

Ryze announced the news on their Facebook page last night. The post said: “Ryze Edinburgh has temporarily closed while Midlothian Council and the owners of the facility work together to investigate and resolve Licensing issues at the centre in Mayfield, Dalkeith.”

There had been 104 incidents reported at Ryze, with 28,000 people visiting the extreme sports centre since it opened last month.

A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “Midlothian Council can confirm Ryze Edinburgh has applied for an indoor sports entertainment licence. This is currently being processed in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

“We are continuing to work with Ryze Edinburgh to investigate and resolve this licensing issue.”

The council has already taken action to address public safety concerns by issuing an improvement notice on Friday 20 February and Ryze has 21 days to comply.