Join us at our Summer Weekender this August! A three day climate festival, designed to leave you feeling inspired, motivated and connected.

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the climate movement. Thanks to the youth-led strikes and mass civil disobedience hitting headlines, climate change is quickly becoming part of the national consciousness. There’s so much to celebrate, and we’ll be hearing from the people who have been driving this change here in Scotland, and around the world.

Whilst the change we’ve seen is exciting and hopeful, it can also be overwhelming. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we come together to reflect on the progress made, and to find a way to move forward that’s sustainable, diverse and effective. .

Whether you’re an experienced activist, or your brand new to the movement, there’s something for everyone at this weekend-long event. We’ll have sessions on everything from campaign strategy through to social media, as well as the opportunity to meet others who care about environmental issues as much as you.

Themes include just transition, climate justice, air pollution, divestment, climate change and migration, plastics and the circular economy, sustainable agriculture, democratising the planning system, sustaining activism and much more!

When: Friday 16th-Sunday 18th August

Where: Wiston Lodge in Biggar, Lanarkshire

Who: This event is for anyone interested in being part of a movement for climate justice, no matter your previous experience.

Check out the provisional weekend agenda!

Tickets

Booking is essential! Ticket prices include all meals, accommodation and programme activities. Please bring extra money along for the bar and tuck shop. All tickets are being heavily subsidised by FoES, with prices ranging from £15 to £40 (rising after the early bird deadline of 11th July). However, we don’t want cost to prevent anyone from attending, so if these prices are prohibitive for you, please get in touch at: kwhitaker [at] foe.scot

Accommodation

Options include camping in the grounds (bring your own tent) or a bed in the lodge (dormitory-style). Women-only sleeping spaces will be provided. Please let us know where room-sharing is required for guardians and children.

Accessibility

We have a limited amount of accessible accommodation. We will prioritise accommodating those with access and personal needs in the most suitable accommodation. In order to do this we would be grateful if you could tell us about any access needs or personal requirements when booking.

Travel

You will receive more information about travel options and connections once you have booked. As it is a rural area, bus connections are limited, especially on Sunday. We will be arranging shuttle services to and from Biggar to accommodate this. If you are travelling by car and can offer a space to others, please tell us on the booking form. If you are interested in sharing a lift from someone else, please also mention this when booking.

Children & Families

Our Summer Weekender will be a family-friendly event and children are very welcome to attend. There will be a dedicated children’s space, though children will need to be supervised by their carers. There will be environmental workshops focused at children and young people, as well as fun, adventure-based activities.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: kwhitaker [at] foe.scot