Planning your trip

Plan ahead

Respectfully, we ask you not to post comments or send individual messages or enquiries about travel, sleeping and eating arrangements as we are unable to answer them. We’re not rude, just very busy volunteers who concentrate our time on providing great music! However, on this page you’ll find helpful advice. Most importantly, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD and book in advance – it’s a VERY popular area which fills up quickly.


Lots of accommodation options, holiday ideas and visitor information is available on:

The Land, Sea & Islands Centre in Arisaig village is a great drop-in resource for local information and advice for visitors:


There’s a number of self-catering options, a hotel and B&Bs in and around Arisaig, plus further staying options in Lochailort, Morar and Mallaig listed on:


As we’re based in the middle of a residential area of Arisaig, there’s no dedicated festival camping area in the village itself. Pitching up in the village is a definite no-no, so please respect Arisaig residents wishes! However, do not despair – this area is a renowned location and there’s MANY GREAT CAMPSITES and POD SITES near Arisaig, most located by scenic stretches of white sand, looking out to the isles of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Skye, so it’s definitely worth an extra mile or two! So if you’re campervanning, caravanning or pitching a tent, we encourage you to BOOK AT A CAMPSITE, which are all located between 1 and 3 miles from Arisaig village on the coastal road. Search online for these nearby locations – Kinloid (half mile) the Back of Keppoch (1-2 miles) and Camusdarach (approx 3 miles). There are travel options to/from the village if you don’t want to drive (see local transport on this page).

EATING & drinking

Arisaig offers something for every appetite and pocket – Arisaig Hotel & The Crofter’s, The Old Library, Arisaig Marine Café, Sound Bites Café, Arisaig Shellfish Shack and Arisaig Bread Shed takeaway pizzas. There are also great eating options further afield in Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Morar and Mallaig, from hotel dining and pub grub to café and take-away.

Local transport

There is a local bus service running between Mallaig and Fort William (via Arisaig) during the daytime.
Lowrie’s 8-seater taxi service will be operating over the festival weekend. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – please plan ahead and call him direct on 07876 807 693 to book your time slot and aim to fill the seats!


If you still have time (and energy!) after the festival, why not explore the surrounding area? We are an ideal base / stopover to explore Lochaber, Ardnamurchan, Knoydart, the Small Isles and Skye. This is a beautiful part of the world and worth booking the time off if you can – happy planning!


Festival enquiries:

Artists can also submit an application via the above email address. We love to hear from you and find out who’s about. We aim to respond to everyone, however PLEASE don’t be upset if you don’t hear back from us soon after… we’re all volunteers here at the festival committee, with families and day jobs which means our time dealing with festival enquiries can be limited and ad-hoc!

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