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Frequently asked questions

Travel and Transport

Is there any public transport or taxis on the Island?


There is limited public transport on the island, but a few taxi firms. Shuttle buses will be running from the festival site to the campsite areas throughout the weekend, please see noticeboards on site for more information.




When do the shuttle buses start?


Shuttle buses will be running from 4pm on the Friday from the campsites to the drop off point. If you are travelling to the island on the ferry, shuttle buses MUST BE PRE-BOOKED.




How do I get to Benbecula


You can either travel by plane or car/bus then ferry to get to Benbecula. See this page for more information.




Bus Links


Regular bus services connect with the ferry arrival and departure times. The main coach operator from Central Scotland is Scottish Citylink Coaches, for all connections telephone 08705 505050 or visit their website: www.citylink.co.uk.




Rail Links


Uig - Lochmaddy Ferry service: Train services run to Kyle Of Lochalsh, a bus must then be taken to Uig. Train services run directly to Mallaig. Please check connections with bus/ train with ferry.
Further details from 08457 48049050 or book online through www.scotrail.co.uk.




Travel by Air


Loganair fly from Glasgow to Benbecula. www.Loganair.co.uk For more information on all of the travel options please follow the appropriate link.




Ferry


Caledonian MacBrayne run a direct car and passenger ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy and also from Mallaig to Lochboisdale. Inter-island services also operate between Ardmhor in Barra and Eriskay in South Uist and also from Berneray in North Uist to Leverburgh and Harris. The summer timetable will be operating during the festival which will be operating extra sailings to Uist compared to the winter timetable. Pre bookings must be made for all vehicles. Tickets may be bought up to 5 months in advance. Telephone 0800 066 5000 or log on to their website to view ferry timetables: www.calmac.co.uk Do we need to book in advance?  If you intend to bring a car or any vehicles, then this must be booked in advance. Do foot passengers need to book?  As a foot passenger you cannot book in advance. However EDF and CalMac advise all foot passengers to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 1hr in advance of sailings, as it is extremely busy over the festival weekend. You will need to buy a ticket and also make sure you pick up a boarding pass.




On Island Car Hire


Why not leave your car on the mainand and take advantage of a special EDF rate car hire from our festival partners at Ask Car Hire. Book by calling 01870602818 and quote EDF HIRE for your special festival discounted rate.





Accommodation

Is there a campsite available?


Yes there are a few however early booking is advised. Click for map of Campsites in relation to festival site Otter's Edge Campground, Liniclate 
Benbecula
Hebrides  
HS7 5PJ Owner Dave Adey info@ottersedge-holidays.co.uk Liniclate Temporary Campsite Liniclate Benbecula Hebrides HS7 5PJ Donald MacPherson Tel: 07887 707609 This site is less than a mile from the festival site. (Perfect for tents) *BOOKING ESSENTIAL* Moorcroft Campsite 17 Carinish
North Uist
Hebrides
HS6 5HN Iain & Catriona Morrison
Tel: 01876 580305 E-Mail: morrisons17@hotmail.com Balranald Hebridean Holidays
Hougharry
North Uist
Outer Hebrides
HS6 5DL

Tel: 01876510304
Mobile: 07748267996

E-Mail: info@balranaldhebrideanholidays.com Kilbride Campsite
Cille Bhrighde 
South Uist
Hebrides   
HS8 5TT   DJ MacIsaac                                  
Tel: 01878 700568





Ticketing

Ticketing


All tickets will be scanned prior to entry and a wristband issued. No wristband means no entry so please take care of your tickets. No replacement can be made for lost tickets.




Ticket Availability on Site


There will be no tickets available on the day, please purchase your ticket through the ticket links on the site prior to arrival.




Wristbands


Different wristbands will be issued in accordance to the ticket purchased. These will be issued when your ticket is scanned. DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND, no wristband means no entry to the arena.





General

I am under 18, can I come to EDF?


EDF is open to everyone. Under 18 tickets are only available to buy with an adult ticket. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is over the age of 18. 1 adult can be responsible for a maximum of 4 under 18s and must be present at registration.  Any Under 18’s who arrive at the gate without their responsible adult will not be permitted to enter EDF. All under 18s will also be asked to write a contact telephone number on their wrist band in case of emergency.




Is there a licensed bar at the festival?


Yes. There is a bar located in the main arena. Opening times will be advertised in due course.




Can you bring pets to the festival?


Pets are not permitted within the festival arena or any other fields in and around the festival site. The only exception to this are guide dogs. Please be aware that livestock will be in surrounding fields so extra care of pets is essential. Pets must be kept on a lead at all times within the campsites.




Is there Wi-Fi access at the festival?


No. The area has 4G on the EE network.




Entry & Security


There will be trained security staff patrolling the venue at all times, anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave the festival arena.0 Entry is STRICTLY by ticket only and everyone attending the event will be subject to a search. All bags will be searched on arrival. You cannot take any liquids into the main arena. A drugs dog will also be present. No glass is permitted on the festival site and will be confiscated.  Any under 18’s found to be attempting to bring alcohol into the site will have it confiscated and they will be asked to leave the site.





Accessibility

Is there disabled access at the festival?


Yes, and there is a special disabled viewing area within the arena. Please make yourself aware to a member of the team on arrival.