Bungo In The Back Lanes FAQs
When is this year’s Bungo In The Back Lanes?
It’s best to check on the blog for details of dates of all our events…
Whose permission do I need to set up a table?
No-one’s, if it’s in or behind your back garden. If you’d like to advertise what your stall is doing, let us know and we’ll put it on the Bungo Map and flyers. Email email@example.com
How much does it cost to set up a stall?
We do not provide tables, so rather than paying a flat fee upfront we ask that stallholders donate 10% of any takings to the Strathbungo Society. This enables us to pay for organising, insuring and advertising the event. The Strathbungo Society is a registered charity: SCO38276. The event costs around £1,000 to stage.
I don’t have a back garden on a lane, can I set up a table?
Yes. First of all, ask anyone you know who has a space on the lanes and see if you can set up there. If not, come out at around 12.30 on the day and set up wherever you can squeeze in. It should be apparent by then if someone’s setting up or not. The lane with the most available space is Nithsdale/Regent.
Can I borrow a table from the Society?
Sorry, we can only afford to hire tables and chairs for the use of Society stalls, bars and tea gardens. You don’t necessarily need a table – people use all sorts of combinations of boxes and chairs to display their wares!
I’d like to sell home baking or food, what do I need to do?
You must contact the food safety department of Glasgow City Council who will examine the cooking premises being used prior to the event and spot-check on the day. Phone 0845 2701558. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I set up a BBQ in our garden?
In order to get the go-ahead for the event his year we’ve been in contact with the local fire brigade. They’d prefer it if there were no BBQs other than the one on Marywood Lane which is arranged by the Society.
Will the event be cancelled or postponed if there’s bad weather?
It’s never been called off yet! Barring a hurricane (which might cause a spot of bother with the gazebos), the event goes ahead in all weathers. It’s always nicer in the sunshine but even on damp days we tend to get a decent turnout of locals. We’ll post a daily weather update on the Bungo Blog for the five days preceding the event.
I don’t want to hold a stall myself but I’ve got some things I’d like to donate, where can I take them?
Unopened bottles and good-quality gifts can be donated to the Strathbungo Society’s tombola and bottle stalls by dropping them off at 53 Queen Square. If it’s jumble you’re wanting rid of, ask the neighbours if they’re doing bric-a-brac stall and would sell your stuff, or keep an eye on the blog.
Can I set up a stall to raise money for another charity?
Of course, if you let us know in advance we can advertise it on the Bungo Map. We do not expect a donation from stalls for other charities.
I live on Vennard Gardens, why don’t you have stalls in our lanes?
In the past there’s been a lack of demand. Our insurance only covers the back lanes we usually operate in. However, if there’s enough interest in future we’d happily extend the event over to the Gardens.