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 bungointhelanes@outlook.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: foodsafety@glasgow.gov.uk.

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.

  1. April 4th, 2012 at 11:07 | #1

    Is it possible to extend, bungo in the lanes, to the gardens from 27-32 moray place? I have been in discussions with the neighbours, all are very interested.

    • Laura Moodie
      May 21st, 2012 at 21:33 | #2

      Good news, David. We’ve confirmed the insurance and this year the event will be extended to cover that section of Moray Place and the lane between Vennard Gardens and Marywood Square. Let us know what events and stalls you’ll be holding and we’ll put you on the Bungo map.

  2. Laura Moodie
    April 5th, 2012 at 20:44 | #3

    Hi David, as you’ll see from the Vennard Gardens query above, the main problem is that we have to specify on our public liability insurance the area the event takes place in and anything outwith these areas is not covered. We’re currently applying for this year’s insurance so I have asked our treasurer whether we can include this stretch of Moray Place without pushing the costs up.

  3. Sanaa baig
    May 24th, 2012 at 10:06 | #4

    Hi I would like a stall. I am an Avon representative and I would like to sell my products. Can u put this down on ur map and flyers?

    Thanks sanaa

    • Laura Moodie
      May 28th, 2012 at 17:31 | #5

      Hi Sanaa, we can put you on the map, but first we need to know where your stall will be. Just let us know which lane and a house number and we’ll do the rest.

  4. Sanaa baig
    May 29th, 2012 at 20:51 | #6

    I stay on pollokshaws road across from shimla pinks so can I have it behind their so I can get access to my back garden.

  5. Nicola Orr
    May 30th, 2012 at 17:35 | #7


    I will be setting up my cupcake stall again this year outside my back garden in Marywood Square. Is it too late to go on the map?



  6. Laura Moodie
    May 30th, 2012 at 20:05 | #8

    @Nicola Orr
    Hi Nicola, the map is being constructed as I type so I’ll make sure you’re on it. Where on Marywood are you?

  7. Nicola
    June 2nd, 2012 at 23:35 | #9

    39 thanks Laura@Laura Moodie

  8. June 7th, 2012 at 13:16 | #10

    Hi! I will be selling hand-drawn cards and glasswares as well as vintage teacup candles. I will be behind 47 queen square, would you be able to stick me on the map or am I too late?


    Siobhan, VintageZebras.

    • Laura Moodie
      June 7th, 2012 at 18:42 | #11

      Hi Siobhan. Not too late at all – we update the map up to the night before. If you’d like your logo to appear on the map email it to chair@strathbungo.co.uk

  9. Michael Murray
    June 9th, 2012 at 17:09 | #12


    We stay round the corner in Pollokshields; are non residents ok to set up stalls?


    • Laura Moodie
      June 9th, 2012 at 20:33 | #13

      Hi, Michael, yes, that’s fine. If you know someone with a garden or lane, set up there. If not it should be clear where there’s space by noon on the day. Good luck!

  10. Cicely Cunningham
    April 26th, 2013 at 19:08 | #14

    Hi there,

    Behind 14 Moray Place we will be holding a stall to raise money/awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support.

    Can you put it on the map please?

  11. Dawn Ellis Hoult
    June 9th, 2013 at 15:58 | #15

    I no longer live in Strathbungo but is it still possible for me to set up my cake stall, I’m registered with Glasgow City Council Environmental Health already. What do I do to get a space, do I just need to turn up on the day?

    • Laura Moodie
      June 10th, 2013 at 08:24 | #16

      Hi Dawn, it is fine to set up a stall. If you know someone who has a back garden or lane, just check with them and set up there. Otherwise, the best lane for turning up on the day is Nithsdale/Regent Park. You need to bring your own table and we ask for a donation of 10% of takings which stewards will collect at the end of the afternoon.

  12. June 14th, 2013 at 10:00 | #17

    I noticed on one of the blog pages about this years event, it says
    “Happy Holistics offering massages;”.
    Can you tell me anything about them and where they’ll be located? I don’t wish to clash with whatever they are offering etc.
    I’m usually at the junction of the lanes between Queens Sq. & Marywood Sq. offering seated acupressure

  13. Anne
    March 12th, 2014 at 21:32 | #18

    Hi there, I couldn’t find the date for this year’s Bungo in the Back Lanes on the page… I sing with Govanhill Voices, and we would be keen to perform if possible.
    Many thanks!

    • Deidre Miller
      March 12th, 2014 at 23:02 | #19

      Oh, that would be fantastic. Bungo in the Back Lanes will be on Saturday, 21 June.

  14. Anne
    March 17th, 2014 at 22:00 | #20

    That’s great, thanks for your quick reply!! Who would I need to contact re time and place of potential performance?

  15. Deidre Miller
    March 18th, 2014 at 11:01 | #21

    Probably the best person to talk to would be Teresa Mooney. You can contact her at tam -at- strathbungo.com. Teresa’s the chair of the Strathbungo society right now, so she’ll be up to date on the BITNL planning.

  16. Anne
    April 2nd, 2014 at 19:22 | #22

    Will do, thanks a lot for your help!

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