Solas Festival 2012

Solas Festival 2012
Wiston Lodge
Millrigg Road
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6HT
United Kingdom
Dates: 21st - 23rd Jun 2012

Festival Information

Solas Festival 2012 Overview

Solas Festival aims to create a generous, hospitable space in Scotland where the arts can be performed and enjoyed by all. Their programme also makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum.

Ticket prices (from):

Adult weekend £75

Although children go free, please make sure to add the number of child tickets you require in your booking.

Each Solas ticket includes camping, caravanning and motor homes, car parking and entry to all events.

Solas Festival 2012 Event Info

Solas Festival offers a creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment. Camping is available all weekend and is inclusive in the ticket cost!

Disabled Camping

Spaces are available in the disabled campsite for those with mobility and access difficulties – please reserve a space by contacting the office here:

Below the Solas surface

Solas Festival derives inspiration and values from its roots in the broad Christian tradition. This underpins their commitment to equality, justice, beauty and hospitality. Their aim is to create a space which is tolerant, inclusive and free of prejudice. Solas Festival has a heart for justice in their global outlook and in the running of the festival. Campaigning organisations work closely with them and help ensure that issues of social justice and responsibility feature in our programming. 

How they work

Solas Festival is keen to keep an open mind and, as such, they are not sole operators but prefer to work with partners. They also encourage artists not only to showcase their own work, but to help bring out the artist in everyone. 

Solas Festival 2012 Travel Info

Solas Festival takes place in the grounds of Wiston Lodge, Millrigg Road, Wiston by Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6HT.

Coming by Car

Got wheels? Got an empty seat? Why not offer some other less-fortunate soul a lift on rideshare?

From Edinburgh

Follow the A702 from Edinburgh to Biggar. Travel through Biggar. Take a slight right onto the A72 (signposted Glasgow, Symington, Lanark). At the T Junction turn Left onto the A73 (signposted Carlisle) for around 3 miles. Turn left into Wiston village. Solas will be well sign posted from here.

From Glasgow

Take the M74 South until Junction 13. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A702 (signpostedEdinburgh, Biggar, Lanark). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A73 (signposted Lanark, Glasgow) for about 3.5 miles.Turn Left into wiston Village Solas will be well signposted from here.

 From the South

Take the M74 North until Junction 13. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A702 (signpostedEdinburgh, Biggar, Lanark). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A73 (signposted Lanark, Glasgow) for about 3.5 miles. Turn Left into Wiston Village Solas will be well signposted from here.

When you arrive, you will be directed into the camping field to unload (weather permitting) and then into the car parking field. There is no public vehicle access to the festival site. Cars cannot be parked next to your tent. Their stewards will be keeping an eye on the carpark day and night, but they cannot man this area at all times and Solas Festival will not accept any responsibility for your vehicle. 

Public Transport from Glasgow

Getting there. First off, head to Glasgow Central Station and hop on a train to Lanark (fare is currently around £6 for a standard single). They are planning to offer minibus transfers.There is also a local bus from Lanark to Wiston, but the service is not very regular.Getting home. The minibus will make the return trip to Lanark station on the Sunday in plenty of time to meet the last train back to Glasgow.

Public Transport from Edinburgh

Getting there. McEwans operate a direct bus to Wiston (service no 100) – if you’ve got a spare 4 hours you might want to have a look at the timetable here.They’ll meet you off this bus if you pre-book directly from the Solas web site otherwise it’s a 10-minute hike to the site.Getting home. Don’t fear the dreaded Sunday bus services, it can be done. They’ll send you on the Solas mini-bus to meet the 102 at Abington Services. If you can’t bear to miss the last few hours of the festival (and they wouldn’t blame you), then you can stay overnight on Sunday and pick up the bus in Wiston at mid-morning after a leisurely campfire breakfast. 

Coming by Bike

Conscious of your carbon-footprint? Why not join their squad of two-wheel enthusiasts who are cycling down to the festival from Glasgow (just a shade less than 40 miles). Email the Solas office for more information.

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Solas Festival 2012 Hotels

Solas Festival 2012 Video Playlist

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Music Stage

Solas Festival 2012 Food and Drink

Lots of quality food and drink available throughout the weekend.