Choir trip to Wiston Lodge
5pm Thursday 27th – 2pm Monday 31st August 2020
SongTribe are off to Wiston Lodge for a long weekend towards the end of summer 2020. Ali will lead song workshops each day, and we’ll make sure there’s plenty of other entertainment over the weekend too 🙂
Wiston Lodge is fully catered – all meals, singing workshops and any other activities we pack in to the 4 days are included in the price.
Single occupancy room (house or cabin): £310
Sharing twin room (house or cabin) £300
Sharing dorm (house only, max 4 people) £270
There’s a limited number of single/twin rooms available, which I’ll allocate on a first come first served basis.
A £50 deposit is payable by the 1st of April. Payment of the balance will be due by Sunday 19th July. We don’t want anyone to be put off by the cost of the trip, so if you would like to come along but would struggle to pay the full fee, please email or speak to Ros.
What to bring
- If you’re saying in a cabin or the lodge, all bedding is provided. Please bring a towel. You may also wish to bring a torch, as the track to the cabins is unlit
- Campers will need to bring their own tent or campervan, and bedding etc. There’s no lighting in the camp field, so bring a torch
- All meals and teas/coffees are included. You’re welcome to bring any snacks/drinks you would like
- We’re asked to leave outdoor shoes at the front door, so please bring indoor shoes or slippers with you
- Bring some warm clothing – if the weather’s good (and it will of course be sunny!) we might spend an evening out in the grounds
- If you play an instrument, do bring it with you
Wiston Lodge is south of Biggar, just off the A702, on the edge of the village of Wiston
By Car: Take the A702 through Biggar. After Biggar turn right onto the A72, through Symington village. Turn Left onto the A73 (southbound). At the bottom of the hill at the narrow bridge, turn right to Wiston village. drive through the village. up to the top of the hill . Look out for the primary school on the right hand side – the turning to Wiston Lodge is immediately before the school.
By Bus: Edinburgh – Dumfries (Stagecoach West, 101 Service). The bus timetable doesn’t state Wiston but you can ask the driver to drop you off after Lamington and before Roberton. Alternatively we can arrange to collect people from Biggar
Arriving at the lodge
We’ll arrive at the lodge and share dinner together on the Thursday evening, and leave after lunch on the Monday.
If you’d like to find out more about the venue, have a look at the Wiston Lodge website.
There is plenty of parking immediately around the lodge building
If you have booked accommodation in the lodge/cabins, please come to the entrance hall of the lodge when you arrive, and Ros will let you know which room you are in. All bedding is provided but you’ll need to bring towels.
The cabins are a short walk from the lodge, behind the camping field. Each cabin has its own shower.
Camping: There’s a large field at the back of the lodge for tents, and hard ground for campervans at the side of the lodge building. There are no electric hookups.
When you arrive on Thursday please head to the camping field to pitch your tent, then come to the entrance hall and let Ros know you have arrived. Please download and read the pdf with more information for campers.
Activities and plans
Ali will be leading singing workshops in the mornings each day, and we’ll aim to have one (sunny!) afternoon free for folk to explore the grounds or further afield. We’ll also organise a few other activities for the evenings
For one evening we thought it would be fun to offer various creative and other things that people can opt into in smaller groups. Would you like to offer to do something with a small group of SongTribers one evening? It could be anything such as teaching a new skill, doing a short talk on something that folk might be interested in, bringing a game for a small group to play, stargazing, or whatever else you think others might be interested in. Feel free to use your imagination!
Refunds: Please see our cancellation policy
Wiston Lodge photos
Wiston Lodge has a sensory area in the grounds where you’ll find sculptures, a drumming circle, a firepit, musical chimes, and all sorts of other delights. They’ve been extending this area since our trip last summer