Wellbeing, Wildlife and Walking; The Energetica Summer Festival Returns

The Energetica Summer Festival is returning for a sixth year, celebrating the North East’s idyllic natural environment and the array of wildlife that call it home.

Running from Saturday 19 May until the end of August, the Energetica festival will showcase the 30-mile corridor which stretches from the north of Aberdeen to Peterhead, through a diverse range of mainly free events. Launching this year’s programme are two wellbeing walking meditation events at Forvie sands, which are also part of the Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival Week.

This year’s Energetica Summer Festival has an ever-growing line-up of fun and interactive events to choose from; Brush up on your bushcraft skills at Haddo House or marvel at the wildlife that take up residence at the natural arches of the Bullers of Buchan.

Energetica’s fantastic mix of returning events teamed with new additions promises something for all, including a number of listings from Peterhead Prison Museum - new to the festival for 2018. Events at the museum include a vintage vehicle rally, a murder mystery evening, and ‘Brickmania’ – the largest Lego exhibition in NE Scotland.

Vice Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr John Cox, said: “Now in its sixth year, the 2018 programme yet again features a variety of educational and entertaining events set to attract participants to explore our stunning natural and built environment.

“Aberdeenshire Council is pleased to deliver another Energetica Summer Festival alongside our partners and supporting organisations, building on the success of previous festivals. This is testament to the expert staff and volunteers who work hard to organise individual events. We have a lot to be proud of in the North East of Scotland, and the Festival is another way to experience and explore the region.”

Chris Foy, chief executive of VisitAberdeenshire said, “The North East of Scotland is home to a varied and vibrant array of cultural experiences, and the Energetica Summer Festival helps to bring many of these natural wonders together for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. The natural geography has shaped the land which makes it the perfect place for families to explore by walking or cycling set against a spectacular backdrop of big skies and deep blue sea where puffins and bottle nosed dolphins can be regularly seen. We look forward to welcoming many more visitors this summer to enjoy our stunning east coast corridor. ”

The majority of events are free to attend but booking is essential and places are limited. For full details of the various events on offer and how to sign up, go to energetica.scot/festival2018.

Energetica, Scotland’s Energy Corridor, is a long-term economic development initiative that aims to create a world-class development cluster, to help attract and retain talent of all ages to this region. Energetica comprises a stunning coastal setting and improving infrastructure, and seeks to integrate two key components; sustainable economic growth and quality of life.