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Our next event this year has been the fantastic ale festival FyneFest. FyneFest is a celebration of the local area it calls home, the produce of the area and fantastic music. It has grown massively from a tiny event in a brewery courtyard to a full-on camping festival. The festival is located on the Fyne Ales brewery estate. FyneFest is a weekend of escapism, accompanied by the best beer, food and music from Scotland and beyond. Tucked away on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the beautiful costal hamlet of Cairndow, its landscape is dominated by many mountain ranges...

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Many people (myself included) like to think that festivals are all about the music, and sure, they're mostly about the music, but disregard everything else and soon you find yourself sitting alone in a field, listening to really good music on a really good speaker, with nothing else around. So what else makes a festival - the crowd? the stages? the atmosphere? the drinks prices? all true, but mostly...the location!  Here is our pick of the best, worst and downright weirdest locations. The children's activity centre (Butlins/Pontins) Bloc festival and Bangface weekender, we're looking at you.  I mean in some ways its...

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  Wow! Well, where can one begin to describe the Knockengorroch experience? Located in Scotland, it boasts absolutely spectacular landscapes in the Carsphairn hills of Kirkcudbrightshire in the east of Galloway. It is not the easiest of festivals to access and this is more than made up for by its sheer beauty. There is something human and natural about waking up within the valleys, washing your face in the crystal clear water compared to waking up to the stench of toilets and rubbish strewn everywhere. The festival started in 1998 as a ‘rainbow gathering’ and has grown massively at its...

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The sleepy town of Devauden near Chepstown doesn’t immediately strike itself a festive town, with it’s long wounding country lanes and rolling hilltops, you’d be forgiven for thinking that its population consisted of 1 farmer, 3 chickens and a sheep. That is of course until Devauden Festival. 2 days of music from acts both local and from further afield. It’s a line up that’s varied and catering for all audiences. The Music A mix of bands from around the place, expect a mix of folk, funk, rock and even a choir. It's a nice variety that keeps you guessing.  ...

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Nature, Outdoors -

How much time of each day do you spend indoors? It's a proven fact that staying indoors is not healthy for your mental and physical wellbeing. As generations go by we've become more and more dependent on technology and the grid. Therefore, forest schools and outdoor classrooms have become ever more popular. Groups such as The Nature Health Service aim to increase access and use of the natural environment to improve the mental and physical health of individuals and communities. Social enterprise such as the Wild Rumpus takes families on a journey of imagination by hosting family-friendly festivals for their nature treatment. With the lack of four walls holding them back, the...

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