Below you’ll find out where you’re coming to and how to get there. We’ve set out car sharing and public transport options and directions!


We will hold Scapa Fest 2018 on the grounds of the stunning Ardkinglas Estate on the shores of Loch Fyne.  Ardkinglas is situated just 1 hour drive from Glasgow and 2 hours from Edinburgh and is easily accessible by car, bus, train and even boat!  You can find out more information about the venue and the area on our page about Loch Fyne.

Please bear in mind that parking is limited and we kindly ask you to be considerate to the land and use our exclusive car sharing scheme and public transport as much as possible!

By Car

From the South: 1 hour drive from Glasgow, by Loch Lomond-side (A82) to Tarbet, then take the A83 to Arrochar and continue along the A83 for 10 miles to Cairndow. Take the signposted cut off for Cairndow and access to the Estate Woodland Garden is on the left just before Kilmorich Church.

Alternatively, from the North: From Oban, Dalmally, Fort William, etc, take the A85, and just outside Dalmally, the A819 will take you to Inveraray. At the junction of the A819 with the A82 turn left, Cairndow is about 10 miles away.  Turn right off the main road for the village.  

Car sharing: Life’s a journey – share it!

At Scapa Festwe are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it.

Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our exclusive car sharing page  and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way!


By Train

Trains leave from Glasgow Queen Street, Fort William or Oban. You alight at Arrochar or Tarbet stations. There is a timetabled bus service which will bring you from the train stations to Cairndow.

By Bus

The bus leaves from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station and stops at Cairndow Village road end, a few minutes walk from Scapa Fest! Check the timetable and book your return journey from the CityLink-Connecting Scotland website.

By Air

From Glasgow Airport, travel west on the M8 motorway. Take the Erskine bridge and then take the A82 north to Tarbet, signposted Crianlarich. Then as above when travelling from the south.