We're pleased to announce the technical problems affecting our booking system for BSF2014 have been overcome. You can book now!
(Also, our "early cub discount" period has been duly extended to account for the problems we've experienced - seemed only fair!)
We have experienced some technical difficulties which have taken longer than expected to resolve! But not to worry in the next few days our online booking system will be up and running. The early bird special will be extended offering you discount for the weekend package! We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Big hugs from all at BearScots
UPDATE: Problem solved, you can book now!
Enjoy the Games in Glasgow with XXL. The city will be buzzing with the Commonwealth Games in full swing and if you are travelling to the event check out our Facebook page for suggestions for staying over.
Bears in the West and XXL
Friday 6th June
Underground Bar, Glasgow
We are delighted to be hosting the pre-club party as XXL launches in Glasgow! Join us for drinks, music and banter to get the night going. Then head onto the Arches for some late night dance, chat and partying with the guys from XXL until 3.00 am. For more details about XXL check out their website or Facebook page. There's also a Facebook event.
Proud Bears in the East
Saturday 21st June
Join us behind the BearScots banner as we march through the streets of Edinburgh for Pride. There will be plenty of entertainment post the march and full details will be announced shortly on their website or Faceook page.
Proud Bears in the West
Friday 18th July
Get into the party swing with our pre-pride bear night at Underground Glasgow. There will be music, fun and a few drams to keep you entertained until the wee small hours. Full details of Pride Glasgow can be found on their website or Facebook page.
Believe it or not, planning for BSF2014 is already well underway. As a matter of fact our committee had begun planning it before BSF2013 had even taken place, such is the enormity of the behind-the-scenes operation needed to put together one of Britain's biggest and friendliest bear events! (What? You thought we just phoned round a few venues a week or two in advance then turned up with smiles on our faces and our fingers crossed?!)
We can't give away too much just yet but let's just say, it's gonna be big! Put the dates in your diary now, we can confirm it's all happening on the weekend of Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th October 2014 with the usual "Early Bears" event on the Thursday evening.
The Annual General Meeting of BearScots will be held on Sunday 15th December 2013, from 12.30pm, at the New Town on Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NN
We are looking for enthusiastic people to join BearScots as committee members and supporters. In particular we are keen for people to take on the role of co-ordinating monthly social gatherings in Glasgow and Edinburgh and organise special events such as Pride.
To register your interest and find out more information please contact us. The closing date for nominations and motions for the AGM is Monday 9th December
Our chosen charity for this year has been Gay Men’s Health. This Scotland based charity involves and empowers gay and bisexual men to promote the health and well-being of all men who have sex with men. BearScots are proud to support the Gay Men’s Health and our fundraiser over the BearScotsFest weekend raised £1,430.00. Thanks for your support!
Check out the work of GMH at gmh.org.uk or facebook.com/gmhscotland.