We’re proud that Solas Festival has been incident-free and, with your help, we fully intend to repeat this success in 2013. The advice offered below is not designed to worry you, but to help you feel prepared, because we’re confident that you’ll be comfortable and secure at the festival. We’d like to encourage everyone to take responsibility for themselves and those around them, so that together we can enjoy all the delights of Solas Festival in a safe and truly careful environment.
Keeping your children safe
Tips on keeping your children safe and lots more information available in our guide to Bringing your Children to the festival. We will make every effort to protect your children onsite, but parents are responsible for their own children at all times.
First Aid provision
St Andrew’s Ambulance first-aiders will be onsite over the weekend to offer support – please alert a Solas Festival volunteer immediately in event of an accident or medical emergency.
Alcohol will be on sale at Solas Festival for the first time this year. But, we remain a family-friendly festival and excessive drinking will not be tolerated anywhere onsite.
Our night stewards will be patrolling regularly and key areas of our site will be lit, but please take extra care at night. Carry your torch and your mobile and don’t wander off on your own or with someone you don’t know. That said, our site is very small, and our festival community is very friendly, so you’re unlikely to run into any trouble day or night – common sense rules apply.
We want you to enjoy the beautiful natural setting of our festival, but please take care in the grounds of The Bield, particularly around the pond and in the woods which surround the festival village. These areas are not fenced off and present a minor risk to safety if proper care is not taken. We ask you to stay off the private land of neighbouring farms. Parents are responsible for their own children onsite and should ensure that their children comply with these rules.