Sadly we have to cancel BearScotFest this year.
There is unlikely to be any formal announcement from the Scottish Government permitting large indoor gatherings until well into autumn, and there is still no planned date for nightclubs to reopen.
We have been working closely with our venues, and as the rules currently stand any event would have to be fully seated with table service. Each table can be made up of no more than 3 households and table-hopping would have to be rigidly forbidden. This would require the event both to run on significantly reduced numbers, and wouldn’t create the sort of event we want to invite you to.
Logistics aside, hosting an event of this size is also morally against the ethos of the lockdown rules. We care about you and the safety of our community, and with many bears being at a higher risk from COVID, we have taken the sad decision to not proceed with the event.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to celebrate Bearscot’s 21st birthday next year.
See you all soon,
The dates for BearScotFest 2021 are...
Thursday 30 Sep - Sun 3 Oct
BearScots is Scotland's group for bears, cubs, chubs and their admirers.
Join us in Edinburgh for BearScotFest 2024 from the 3rd to the 6th of October!