Registration & Welcome Desk LGBT Centre 60 Broughton Street Edinburgh Scotland EH1 3SA United Kingdom Map and Directions
Come join us in Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital city, for our 12th annual BearScotFest weekend!
Following on from the previous few years' successful events we are hoping that BearScotFest 2013 will be bigger than ever though still as friendly and fun-filled.
As last year, you can pick up your registration and information packs from our Welcome Desk in the basement of the LGBT Centre at 60a Broughton Street, underneath the Nom de Plume Cafe from midday on Friday.
As always our home-base pub is Dublin Street’s New Town Bar, hosted by Jimmy, Steven and the team of lovely boys, who will be providing a very warm welcome to the BearScotFest furballs throughout the weekend.
The programme this year is again packed with things old and new: As in previous years we have our chilled-out brunches, friendly host pub, the ever-popular UnderBears Party; Steamy Bears Sauna at Steamworks, and our charity fundraiser raffle in aid of Gay Men's Health. Add to this, our fantastic exclusive Bearscots-only Friday night WOOF! at CC Blooms, hosted by Mitch, Tim and their gorgeous boys, where we'll be serving cocktails, food and entertainment a-plenty, including sounds from our very own furry deck spinner DJ Konasir and you can dance into the wee small hours at the hot n sweaty club night downstairs! On Sunday the lovely Jason at Electric Circus will be hosting our cabaret club, Bears at the Circus with live band, nibbles, bandaoke, hosted by our home-grown cute otter comedian Scott Agnew, and of course the ever-popular Mr Bearscots Competition! We'll also have an exclusive private Bears' Pool Party on Saturday afternoon at the beautiful Victorian Glenogle Baths...or if you prefer something a bit more genteel, perhaps a Quiz Walking Tour around town or for the hardcore cake fans, a scrummy Afternoon Tea And of course, no BearScotFest would be complete without the high point of our weekend, the blow-away club night, Bears at the Caves featuring our own hot and sexy DJs Mishka and Corkie!
Add to this lots of food and drink promos, the beautiful city, and the friendly sexy local bears and you have a weekend not to be missed! There’s something for everyone, and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones – and the whole weekend is only £30.00
UPDATE: 26/8: Wow! You boys are keen! The Pool Party is now fully booked!
(We MAY have a few places available on the day, depending on dropout/no-shows.......ask at the registration desk!)
REGISTRATION When registering, you will be asked to supply an email address and choose a password which allows you access to your booking online. If you attended in previous years, you can use the same e-mail address and password which will save you having to re-enter much of the information required. You can book just for yourself, your partner or a group of friends all in one go and remember that because our system is flexible you can access your registration at any time using your email address and password to make changes such as booking up for any of the optional activities, add new friends to your booking, request help with accommodation or transport or pre-order our exclusive Bearscot T-shirts. As last year, you can pick up your registration and information packs from our Welcome Desk in the basement of the LGBT Centre at 60 Broughton Street,
WELCOME DESK The BearScotFest registration desk, staffed by your furry friendly BearScots team, can be found in the basement of the LGBT Centre at 60 Broughton Street. and will be open from 12-10pm on Friday and 12-3pm on Saturday. Just bring along a copy of your confirmation and you can collect your welcome pack containing your pass to the whole weekend events; a full detailed program of what’s happening and where; handy maps and local information; contact details; and lots of BearScotFest goodies.
ACCOMMODATION If you’re not staying with local friends and furballs, Edinburgh city centre offers a wide range of accommodation ranging from small B&Bs, apartments, and hotels from budget to 5-star boutiques.
We have a list of recommended hotels, including gay-owned and gay-friendly establishments which we will be happy to email to you.
We are also happy to offer assistance with booking transportation. Through our contacts in the travel industry, we can offer great rates on flights, train, and car hire ....or if you would like to extend your stay in Scotland and make a holiday of it, we can do that too!
For information and assistance with accommodation and travel, tick the box on the registration page and we'll be in touch in due course.
T-SHIRTS As part of the registration process we are offering a pre-order service of our new exclusive Bearscots T-shirts. These are available in charcoal (up to 2XL) and , navy and black (up to 5XL). Just enter the number of T-shirts you require, and we'll be in touch to get details of sizes and colours in due course!
Pre-ordered t-shirts can be picked up at the registration desk. If you haven't pre-ordered but would like to get your hands on a new t-shirt or two for the weekend, the fabulous Moodybear will be running a stall at The New Town Bar on Friday and Saturday evening.
QUERIES Our team of volunteers will be available to help you throughout the whole event but until then, if you have any questions, queries, or problems please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do what we can to make BearScotFest 2013 fun and memorable for you.
PROGRAMME You can find the full programme for the weekend here. Please note that info on all our official venues, including addresses and maps, can be found on our venues page.