From: Thursday, Oct 6th, 2022
To: Sunday, Oct 9th, 2022
BearScots Weekend Edinburgh 2022
BearScots is a Scottish gay men’s group. We hold monthly bear events in Glasgow and Edinburgh and host the annual ‘BearScotFest’ in September.
Come join the bears for their 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.
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.
Saturday night is the highlight of the weekend as we party in the Caves, deep in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This stunning atmospheric venue is located on several levels each with its own bar space. 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.
Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene “the Pink Triangle,” centered around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street,
We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action
Map of Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene “the Pink Triangle,” centered around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare. All the bars and clubs are in easy walking distance. The city has more in common with European cities than other cities in the UK so around the city is a cafe culture. Here you will find a gay-friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Recommended Apartments in Edinburgh
The Art House
This stylish first floor apartment is a rare find offering a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a living room with a seating area A flat-screen TV & a dining area, 3 bedrooms, & 2 bathrooms with a shower & a bath.
Located In the Edinburgh City Centre this Chic apartment offers a living room with flat screen TV a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and a bathroom with shower. Free WiFi is available in all areas
Set in the very heart of Edinburgh New Town, one of the most preserved examples of urban planning, this apartment offers an unrivaled luxury finish complemented by an unmatched location.
This three-bedroom apartment comes with a living area with a satellite flat-screen TV and a modern kitchen with an oven, a dishwasher and washing machine, 2 Bathrooms with showers. Free WiFi
Recommended Hotels in Edinburgh
We have selected Hotels close to the very best shopping and restaurants. The gay scene is also located cloase to the centre of the city.
5 Star Service
The Glasshouse Autograph Collection by Marriott is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the facade of 160-year-old stunning Lady Glenorchy Church.
The Balmoral Hotel
5 Star, Great Location
The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh’s main shopping area are within 5 minutes’ walk.
Courtyard by Marriott
4 Star, prime location
The spacious, modern rooms feature locally-inspired furnishings and quality amenities, such as a flat-screen TV, plush bedding, and a work desk.
Hotel Indigo 4 Star
Close to gay scene
200 m from the Theatre, offering stylish rooms with state-of-the-art technology. Featuring a fitness centre and free WiFi, a 5-minute walk from Princes Street