Scapa Festival is the UK’s Yoga & Adventure festival which takes place from the 3rd – 5th May 2019 and provides a unique sunrise to sunset mind-body-nature connection experience in one of the world's most beautiful locations, Ardkinglas Estate in Loch Fyne, Argyll.
Back in September, Founder & CEO of Scapa Festival, Clemence Cocquet and Ambassador Anna Neubert-Wood initiated ‘Paddle Power’, a 54-mile kayak from Glasgow to Edinburgh on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal in a bid to raise money and awareness for a 100% renewable energy powered Scapa Fest in 2019.
Believing in a better future and use of our planet's resources, Clemence said: “Our goal is to replace diesel generators with solar, wind, hydro energy and biofuels. The issue is that in Scotland, it's not as easy as picking a supplier and rolling with it because at the moment, there are no temporary renewable energy supplier for events in Scotland.
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Our plan is to create our own, cause a chain-reaction and pave the way for other events like this in Scotland.” This month, the festival announced their line-up for next year’s festival encompassing yoga instructors, adventure and outdoor specialists, mind-body and health coaches and environmental educators.
The programme includes eco fashion designer, Linda Thomas who made a ball gown crafted from 1.5 tonnes of marine waste, outdoor philosopher, environmental activist and avid cyclist, Kate Rawles, who recently completed a Colombia to Cape Horn bike ride and Ilka Schroeder who runs a portable roll out yoga studio on a small island in Northern Germany.
Gathered from the four corners of the planet and designed to deeply touch the five senses, the line-up is designed to achieve maximum nurture of thoughts, feelings and body.
Offering guidance and support in achieving Scapa’s goals is Resource Efficient Scotland. Launched in 2013 and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, they help organisations reduce costs by saving energy and water, reducing raw materials use and managing waste efficiently.
Described as a truly transformative and immersive experience, Scapa Fest is curated in partnership with Wild Journeys, Food From Argyll, Wild things! Environmental Education in Action and Powerful Thinking, a group of festivals who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability for events.
Tickets for Scapa Fest 2019 can be purchased here.
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