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Our Story and Ethos

The Bearsden Festival is about making opportunities for Bearsden people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to connect, creating a more sustainable, vibrant and caring community.

We welcome participation and ideas. so if you are are an artist or community organisation with an idea or have a passion for event planning please get in touch to

Open to all

The planning team and a large army of volunteers and partners work hard to bring the Festival to life.


We are an inclusive organisation and ensure that everyone feels safe and valued taking part in the Festival. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure Equal Opportunities.  

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, whether to sit on the team or help out at events and projects. Opportunities will be posted on the website when they arise.


Bearsden Festival Association is committed to ensuring that all volunteers, participants and festival-goers are safe. We have developed safeguarding policies to meet these commitments, which can be accessed below. If you have any concerns about your wellbeing or safety or have concerns about any child or adult at risk attending a Festival event or project, then you should:

  • Talk to a Team Leader or go to the Festival Office, during main Festival events;

  • Contact any member of the Bearsden Festival Association committee;

  • Email 

Safeguarding policy

Complaints policy

Contacting us

You can always reach us via our email at


You'll also find us posting thoughts, sharing local news and ideas on social media.

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