I’ve attended Volksfling three times in the last four years, a great opportunity to be part of Scotland’s biggest VW festival. It’s a good day out, lots to see and a laid back atmosphere. Part of the fun for us is the run down to Biggar and playing the “how many VW campers can we spot before we get there” game (this year’s total was six, all of which were heading in the opposite direction … but we did get there fairly late !).
I’ve never stayed overnight, however. With a VW California I’m not part of the aircooled VW scene, nor a member of a local VW club, and I must admit that the whole evening entertainment thing just isn’t my bag. There are people for whom doing up old campers is their life (one van proudly displayed a sticker: “Built, not bought”). This isn’t me. I’m perfectly happy to have bought a ready-made camper because camping is my thing. So while I’m happy to observe the VW club scene I don’t feel part of it, and we were more than happy to leave them to it while we drove off to camp elsewhere (more in a future post).
In spite of the fact that Volksfling now feels very ‘samey’ (many of the same vans, same layout, same weather as last year even …) I thought I’d share some of the highlights through some of my photos. I hope you enjoy them.