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Friday, May 3
 

6:00pm BST

Opening Ceremony + Meditation
Instructors
avatar for Clemence Cocquet

Clemence Cocquet

Founder + CEO, Scapa Fest
Originally from France, Clemence is a sea creature and a nomad mother. Her life is built around creative movement and adventure. She is passionate about the human body’s ability to transform itself and strongly believes in the healing power of movement. In 2013, alongside her career... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm BST
Slanj

6:30pm BST

Action For The Earth
Instructors
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm BST
Slanj

6:30pm BST

The Singing Stone - Storytime Yoga
Arenze tells the Native American story "The Singing Stone", a story about following your dreams and discovering who you are. Meet wolves, bears, a tiny mouse, and more, sing a song for Mother Earth and breathe like a whale.
Everybody joins in retelling the story through yoga poses, before settling down for a magical child friendly yoga nidra.

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm BST
Mara Stage
  Yoga

6:30pm BST

Stories From Nature Told In The Outdoors
Stories are the way we make sense of our lives and the world around us. The rich land and sea scapes of Scapa Fest suggest many that emerge from our own and other cultures and their relations with woods, water and the journey of life. I will tell a selection of stories followed by time to reflect on the meaning participants find in them and how they might be interpreted. Finding old stories and making new ones for the journey ahead in our human nature relations is a critical aspect of bring about a healthy change for people and planet.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

7:45pm BST

Rewilding self – Rewilding the Environment
Join me for a fun and interactive talk exploring the concept of rewilding and what this means to modern humans and the planet as a whole. Is rewilding a concept, methodology and ‘experience’ that can knit together what has become unravelled as we become more disconnected from nature through digital technology? Be prepared to play some games and enjoy a plant or two!

Instructors
avatar for Jennie Martin

Jennie Martin

Jennie is an ethnobotanist, bushcraft practitioner, conservationist, closet poet and dog lover.She has designed and delivered a variety of programmes over the past 28 years that support conservation and nature connection, from habitat restoration projects to projects that support... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:45pm - 8:45pm BST
Slanj

9:00pm BST

The Bardic Fire
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm BST
Slanj

10:30pm BST

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm BST
Wild Things
 
Saturday, May 4
 

9:30am BST

Nature's Medicine Cabinet
Come along to this taster session and learn how to use the finest Essential Oils on the planet to support your health and wellbeing.

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am BST
Scapa Market

9:30am BST

Fire Lighting
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

10:00am BST

A Dance Called The Anthropocene
Talk and participative workshop, exploring creative responses to climate change and ecological crisis.

Instructors
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am BST
Slanj

11:45am BST

Dynamic Feet for Whole Body Health, in partnership with Wildling Shoes + Wildfoxpedition
Our feet are literally our foundation. Healthy, efficient function of our feet is essential for healthy, efficient movement of the whole-body. In this interactive talk we will learn a bit about the foot and ankle, and how transitioning to barefoot or minimal shoes can encourage healthy foot development, optimal foot function and a more balanced use of the whole body as we move.  

After the talk there will be the opportunity to try on some Wildling shoes - an innovative and ethical barefoot shoe brand from Germany, along with an open discussion/Q&A .

Instructors
avatar for Jeannette Loram

Jeannette Loram

I am a Nutritious Movement® certified restorative exercise specialist (RES) and biologist.  I have always enjoyed movement and exercise.  I was  a competitive swimmer for many years, a keen runner and long-term yoga practitioner. As a biologist I thought I had a good understanding of what I needed to... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:45am - 1:45pm BST
Slanj

1:30pm BST

Boat-Building Drop-In
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

2:00pm BST

Supporting your Childrens' Health and Wellbeing with Essential Oils
With all of the daily stress in our kids' lives, we owe it to them to be proactive about their physical and mental health as well.  Come along and learn how to support them to be their best using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm BST
Scapa Market

2:00pm BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:00pm BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:30pm BST

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Glasgow. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm BST
Mother Earth

2:30pm BST

Knife Skills- Carving projects
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

2:30pm BST

Minibeasts
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

3:45pm BST

Celtic Storytime: The Sleepin Pipie o' Inverfey and Other Unco Tales
Writer and performer Stewart Ennis has been a stalwart of Scottish theatre for over thirty years. He'll be reading a few of his new Scots fairy tales and poems and no doubt singing the odd song or two! 

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm BST
Mother Earth

5:00pm BST

GROOVE Family Dance Party
Dance party suitable for all levels and abilities. To an amazing playlist that will make everyone want to move their bodies! Can be barefoot or in trainers.

Instructors
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm BST
Mara Stage

6:30pm BST

Coastal Forage Walk
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Cordage and Woodland Crafts
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

9:00pm BST

The Bardic Fire/Ceilidh
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm BST
Slanj

10:30pm BST

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm BST
Wild Things
 
Sunday, May 5
 

9:30am BST

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Glasgow. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am BST
Mother Earth

9:30am BST

Cooking with Fire
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

10:00am BST

CANCELLED - Extinction Rebellion
THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY SPEAKER
We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in our planetary history.
The scientific community are unequivocal: this is an emergency.


In this talk, climate speaker Jo Becker from Extinction Rebellion will share details on the climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am BST
Slanj

10:45am BST

Parent And Baby Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am BST
Mother Earth

12:00pm BST

Beltane Fire Ceremony
Join our nurturing community around the hearth - help us celebrate the re-birth of summer and the fertility of the land as we share traditional tales and cook wild food together over the sacred flame.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm BST
The Treehouse

1:30pm BST

Boat-Building Drop-In
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

2:00pm BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:00pm BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:30pm BST

Storytime Kirtan for kids
An Indian myth, recreated with chants, asanas and lots of fun!

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm BST
Mara Stage

2:30pm BST

Hedgerow Food
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

2:30pm BST

Tracking Skills
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

3:45pm BST

The Singing Stone - Storytime Yoga
Arenze tells the Native American story "The Singing Stone", a story about following your dreams and discovering who you are. Meet wolves, bears, a tiny mouse, and more, sing a song for Mother Earth and breathe like a whale.
Everybody joins in retelling the story through yoga poses, before settling down for a magical child friendly yoga nidra.

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm BST
Mother Earth
  Yoga

6:15pm BST

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Glasgow. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:15pm - 7:15pm BST
Mother Earth

6:30pm BST

Creatures of the sea Coastal Safari
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Fire Lighting
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

The Life Cycle
Illustrated talk about cycling from Colombia to Cape Horn following the spine of the Andes on a bamboo bike and exploring biodiversity: what it is, what's happening to it, why it matters and what can be done to protect it. Capacity - dependant on venue.

Instructors
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Slanj

9:00pm BST

Closing Ceremony - Boat Launch (TBC)
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

9:00pm BST

The Bardic Fire
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm BST
Slanj