BearScotFest 2018

Thursday, 04 October 2018

BearScotFest 2018
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:00 -
Sunday, 07 October 2018 23:00 (GMT)

Welcome & Registration Desk
CC Blooms
28 Greenside Place
United Kingdom

Come ​join ​the ​bears ​for ​their ​18th ​annual ​gathering ​in ​Edinburgh.

Kick ​off ​with ​our ​Early-Bird Welcome Social ​​at ​The ​Regent Bar on ​Thursday ​evening. ​Catch ​up ​with ​old ​friends, ​and ​make ​new ​ones ​in ​this cosy neighbourhood bar.

The Welcome Desk opens at CC Blooms on Friday from 1200hrs and ​here you ​can ​collect ​your ​registration ​pack, including your pass to all the weekend’s activities,  and pick up all the info you will need for the weekend.  You can enjoy a beer or a spot of lunch and also browse around our Bear Market and pick up your pre-ordered event  ​t-shirt. You’ll also ​have ​free ​time ​to ​catch ​up, ​or ​to ​explore ​the ​city ​at ​your ​leisure,  ​ ​before ​our ​Welcome Party ​with ​buffet ​at ​CC ​Blooms from 2000 hrs. ​Dance ​the ​night ​away ​in ​the ​basement ​club ​with ​our ​guest ​DJs ​including ​BeefMince's ​fantastic ​Cactushead. ​

Saturday ​Brunch ​is ​served ​at CC Blooms from 1200 hrs, giving you ample time to pick up those last minute registrations or beary merchandise ​and ​then ​you ​have ​a ​few ​​afternoon ​optional ​add-on ​activites ​to ​choose ​from:

Take ​a ​splash ​at ​Bearscots’  ​now ​(in)famous ​Wet ​Fur ​Pool ​Party ​in ​the ​beautiful ​Victorian ​grandeur ​of ​Glenogle ​Baths 


For ​the ​more ​genteel ​and demure amongst ​us, ​enjoy ​a ​sumptuous ​afternoon ​tea ​at ​Mimi's ​Bakehouse ​on ​Leith's ​Waterfront.


Journey out to rural East Lothian for a VIP Tour and Whisky Tasting at Glenkinchie Distillery.

(NB ​Transportation ​is ​included ​to ​all ​of ​our ​organised ​Saturday ​afternoon ​activities!)

Saturday ​night ​is ​the ​highlight ​of ​our ​weekend ​as ​we ​party ​in ​the ​Caves, ​deep ​in ​the ​heart ​of ​Edinburgh's ​Old ​Town. ​This ​stunning ​atmospheric ​venue, ​on ​several ​levels ​each ​with ​its ​own ​bar ​space, ​ ​comes ​to ​life ​to ​the ​sounds ​of ​our ​long-standing ​and ​beloved ​BearScots Treasures DJs ​Corky ​and ​Mishka ​who ​always ​seem ​to ​know ​just ​what ​gets ​the ​dancefloor ​jumpin! ​The ​adjoining ​Rowantree ​ ​Bar ​is ​a ​welcome ​oasis ​with ​comfy ​seats ​and ​lounge-style ​music. ​As ​the ​night ​comes ​to ​a ​close, ​"say ​aye ​tae ​a ​Bearscots ​pie" ​as ​traditional ​sustenance ​for ​your ​walk ​home!

Sunday ​brunch ​at ​ the ​quirky ​and ​friendly ​Nom ​de ​Plume ​Cafe ​in ​the ​heart ​of ​the ​gay ​village will ​revitalises ​you ​in ​time ​for ​our lively ​Sunday ​afternoon show at The Jam House.  ​ ​​Once again, we welcome ​the ​glamorous and lovable ​Bella ​and ​the ​Bear ​who ​play ​host ​to ​the ​afternoon's ​activities and our special guest is Scotland’s own star of “Live at the Apollo”, Comedy Central UK and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Larry Dean. The afternoon includes group karaoke, and of course our ​Mr ​Bearscots ​competition ​- ​not ​quite ​Rue ​Paul's ​Drag ​Race ​though ​it ​does ​get ​a ​bit ​bitchy ​in ​the ​Green ​Room. ​​Our ​guest ​DJ ​Drew ​will ​provide ​some ​classic ​cheezy ​tunes ​and ​of ​course ​you ​can ​check ​to ​see ​if ​you've ​been ​lucky ​in ​our ​Charity ​Prizedraw. ​As ​the ​afternoon ​becomes ​evening, ​join ​us ​ ​back ​​where ​the ​weekend ​began, ​the ​Regent Bar for ​Farewell ​drinks! d

....and remember, Bear Naked – discounted entry  ALL WEEKEND with your full weekend pass: Get wet and horny at the Bear Sauna at Steamworks. Sunday afternoons are especially busy!


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