1. How do I get to Falkland? What are all the different travel options available and that you’d recommend? You have quite a few options: We would recommend planning your individual journey online here, http://www.travelinescotland.com
Train from Edinburgh: You can come by train from Edinburgh and get off at Ladybank station. You can catch the Edinburgh – Dundee or Edinburgh – Perth train to Ladybank rail station. From there the 64/64A bus will bring you to Falkland. Alternatively pick up or taxi share can be arranged from the station if you let us know when you are going to be arriving.
Train from Glasgow: You can come by train from Glasgow to Ladybank with 1 train change at Edinburgh Rail Station. You can catch the Glasgow Queen Street LL – Edinburgh then Edinburgh – Dundee train to Ladybank Rail Station. From there the 64/64A bus will bring you to Falkland. Alternatively pick up or taxi share can be arranged from the station if you let us know when you are going to be arriving.
Flight: You can fly into... Edinburgh - 45 Minutes from Falkland by car. From there you can hire a car, or take the tram or shuttle bus into Edinburgh town where you will be able to catch a train or a bus. X54 and X59 bus will take you to Glenrothes bus station. You can catch the Edinburgh – Dundee or Edinburgh – Perth train to Ladybank rail station.
Glasgow - 1.5 hours from Falkland by car. From there you can hire a car, or take the bus into Glasgow town where you will be able to catch a train or a bus. X24 bus will take you to Glenrothes Bus Station.
Bus: This could be a much cheaper option. From Glenrothes bus station the following services will bring you to Falkland, 64/64a, 36 and 66.
Car: You can drive from anywhere directly to Falkland,
2. What's the latest I can arrive and the earliest I can leave? The latest we’d need all participants to be there is ideally on Thursday evening, and latest by 08.00 on Friday morning. The earliest departure can be on Sunday morning. We highly encourage all to be there throughout the time of the Dojo.
3. What’s the accommodation situation like? We will be setting up bell tents in the historic and scenic designed landscape of Falkland Estate. There will be camp-beds in the bell tents, but please note that bedding is not provided as standard. Please bring a sleeping bag with you, or let us know in your booking form if this is not possible and we will organise something for you.
More details on the bell tents can be found here. Toilets and wash facilities will be in the Stables complex situated opposite the bell tent site. There will be a fire hearth in the heart of the bell tent village for the group to gather, get to know each other and perhaps sing a song or two. Parking for up to 49 cars is available just 30 meters away. Bed and breakfast accommodation within Falkland Village can be arranged at a supplement. This will be shared accommodation which will be allocated randomly. Details of all the amenities and the location of your accommodation will be sent to you once booking has been confirmed.
4. What if I bring my own tent? Would that affect the total fee for me? You are most welcome to do so. The fee will be the same.
5. Is there a possibility to stay extra nights (before/ after) ? You are more than welcome to do this, but we must ask that you organise this yourself directly with the property owners. A list can be provided.
Food & Drink
6. Will you be mindful of dietary restrictions when planning the food menu? (I am lactose/ gluten intolerant/ vegetarian/ vegan…) Yes, absolutely. Please make sure you’ve indicated your preferences when filling up the registration form.
7. Are we allowed to bring our own food (for us/ sharing with all)? Of course. The dojo is a place to practice generosity of all kinds :-) 8. Will there be alcohol available/ served? Bring your own drinks and some to share…
9. May we carry our own alcohol? Is it allowed on site? Yes, no problem.
10. I am very keen to attend but I can’t afford the full fee. Are the sponsorship options available to me? Can I be a volunteer/ offer work exchange in return for a lower/ no fee? If we can afford it within the overall economy, we are all responsible to make the economy harmonise. 11. Are there any ways to bring down the overall fee (bring my own tent, my own food…)? Not really as we have tried to make this as affordable as possible already, and mentioned the total lowest price as fees so as to cover costs.
12. I can afford to pay a higher fee. How would that work? Fantastic. We've planned the fee to cover basic costs. If you can afford to pay a higher amount (what you feel is fair), it would help subsidise the fees for those who might not be able to afford it. Thank you for your generosity.
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