Bill Batten

Bill Batten was one of the first pioneers of surfing in Scotland. He returned from New Zealand in 1968 and brought a board back with him. He founded the Scottish Surfing Federation with Andy Bennetts,Ian Wishart and others in 1975.

Interview: Helen Munro Berry 07/03/13 Ref: AV4054

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



Coffee table or surfboard?

Scotland from 70s to now

Wetsuit kits

Board experiments

First Scottish competition

Worried about promoting

SSF begins