Developing a sustainable relationship with our environment is at the heart of what we do and that’s why we’ve taken huge steps to make sure Scapa Fest is designed to be respectful and in balance with the environment around it.
Scapa Fest is aiming to be a Low Impact, Zero Waste and Leave No Trace event.
Here’s what we'll be planning for 2018 and over the years to come.
We have a car share scheme in place, along with links to public transport to the event.
Supporting worthwhile causes
With hundreds of people coming through our event, we recognise that it’s a perfect opportunity to help spread awareness and raise valuable support for causes aligned with our manifesto.
We’ll be partnering with charities and organisations who make a positive difference to the environment and communities, such as Surfers Against Sewage, who campaign against plastic.
Truly local food
Argyll is home to an abundance of local producers and talented local businesses. Food From Argyll will provide a catering experience designed to minimise the impact of food miles on the environment.
We are fully committed to keeping the event site completely free of waste, by encouraging visitors site to carry their waste out when they leave, just as they would when camping in the wild in a responsible way.
We also aim to provide recycling stations for every kind of material, and will have a dedicated Green Team patrolling throughout the weekend reminding people of our Leave No Trace Promise.
100% of all leftover edible food at our events will be redistributed to local charities to ensure none of it goes to waste.
We will be supplying visitors with Low Ph soap for use in the showers.
We’ll also be working to minimise environmental impact and protect the natural world, by using composting loos for future Scapa Fest.
Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace principles are familiar to most wild campers and adventurers. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created negative impacts. We aim to apply them to the festival experience of Scapa Fest.
1// Plan ahead and prepare:
2// Travel and camp on durable surfaces:
3// Dispose of waste properly and responsibly:
3// Leave what you find:
4// Minimise campfire impacts:
5// Respect Wildlife:
6// Be considerate of other visitors: