A new not-for-profit festival is taking place at Mugdock Country Park this summer and it’s set to be an environmentally-friendly festival of fun. Run entirely by volunteers, MugStock is a festival of ‘music and merriment’, which values the environment alongside entertainment.
MugStock is aiming to recycle, upcycle and reuse the preloved in decorating the event, so they are seeking donations of unwanted wood, paint and large quantities of fabric, to give a new lease of life to old items. This eco approach will lend an ethical element to the event, while using a unique array of items to create something unusual and interesting. If you can contribute any items or materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees are discouraged from driving and MugStock is offering a subsidised bus service to encourage festival-goers to travel in a more environmentally-friendly fashion. MugStock has also introduced an Environmental Deposit of £5 for camping visitors, to protect the local environment and prevent tents from being abandoned. This deposit will be returned to attendees upon leaving, in exchange for a bag of rubbish and showing festival volunteers that they have their tent packed to take away with them.
We wish MugStock a successful festival and hope it sets a standard for similar events across Scotland, showing that festivals can be as environmentally aware as they are entertaining.
MugStock Festival will take place at Mugdock Country Park 7th-9th August. Visit mugstock.org for more information.