Archive for the ‘Bungo in the Back Lanes’ Category

Bungo in the Back Lanes – clearing the lanes

June 15th, 2017 No comments

Bungo in the Back Lanes… It’s back, this Saturday June 17th, and better than ever!

To make sure that we make best use of the space in the lanes, we’re asking that folk could move vehicles out of the lanes, just for the day.

So, if your property backs on to the lanes, can you help by moving your car / van / etc out of the lane for the day please?

Thank you!

Bungo in the Back Lanes – helpful hint for stallholders

June 14th, 2017 No comments

Are you planning on having a stall in your garden or lane on Saturday?

Please ensure that you have adequate signage for your stall on the day, especially if you are tucked away in a garden. This helps us to keep people moving but – more important – helps them to find you so that you can earn more money in sales!

Volunteers wanted for Bungo in the Back Lanes

Running this event takes a fair bit of work so we’re asking if there are any folk who would like to help out, especially on the day (June 17 this year), although there is some preparation work as well:

  • help by putting posters up around the area (and taking them down)
  • help to make sure the lanes are free of rubbish and hazards
  • help by moving your car / van / camper / trailer / etc out of the lanes on the day (June 17)
  • help to set up and take down on the day
  • help to steward the lanes on the day
  • help on one of the stalls on the day

For more on what’s needed and how to volunteer, check our Volunteers page.

Bungo in the Back Lanes 2017

May 18th, 2017 3 comments


The Southside’s biggest residents’ lanes event is being held this coming Saturday, 17th June from 1-4pm.

Bungo in the Back Lanes poster

This year will see the return of music, bars, tombola, food, children’s play area and much more.You can see the map of what will be where here.

For information about volunteering or hosting a stall, please email

Bungo in the Back Lanes, 2016 – THANK YOU!

June 21st, 2016 No comments

Nicola Opneing BitBLA BIG THANK YOU from The Strathbungo Society to everyone who contributed to making Bungo in the Back Lanes, 2016 such a great success.

We were lucky with the weather and with our local MSP, Nicola Sturgeon, who not only officially “opened” our event – she cut the golden ribbon – but stayed on to talk and chat to folks and stall holders and also made a few wee purchases into the bargain. Other elected representatives were also spotted – as were their tweets and re-tweets.

This year we had new volunteers, including from the Scouts and Harvest Bible, who joined Society volunteers to set up and take down the event; erecting tables and gazebos to placing chairs and signage and collecting donations from stall holders.

Thanks also to all who donated to the Society’s bottle and tombola stalls.  The income from these, plus donations from stall holders, is what largely funds Bungo in the Back Lanes, plus a grant from Glasgow City Council to cover the hire of tables, chairs etc.

What makes Bungo in the Back Lanes a great bottom-up, community-organised event are all the people who open up their lanes and gardens to celebrate the creativity, community and fun of living in Strathbungo.  It’s their enthusiasm that makes it the best community event in Glasgow – bar none – and the original Southside event.


What’s on at Bungo in the Back Lanes 2016

June 14th, 2016 No comments

Only a few days to go until the Southside’s favourite one-day festival gets underway. See below for what to expect at this year’s Bungo in the Back Lanes. Though, what with it being a DIY affair, we won’t know all the delights on offer until the actual day, so you’ll have to come down and see!

48138 Strathbungo Society Map A4


What’s on at Bungo in the Back Lanes 2016

Lane 1

Residents’ stalls PLUS:

Children’s Garden – hosted by Merry-go-Round

Face Painting

Roaming magician

Govanhill Baths Rags to Riches Stall

Stall in aid of Mary’s Meals

Lane 2

Residents’ stalls PLUS:

Mulberry Street Bar & Live music – see separate music programme

Glad Cafe Bar

Scouts Tombola

Flower Stall

Akeko Eats – South East Asian Food Pop-Up

Loch Fyne Seafood

Bric a brac and Veggie Food Stall

Vintage clothes stall

Lane 3

Residents’ stalls PLUS:

Mulberry Street Bar Area – behind 10 Marywood Square

Live music – beside bar area

Strathbungo Society Tea Garden with live music

Lynsay Meffen – home made cards

Karen Cairns – original artwork, cards & giftware

Strathbungo Society Stall & Tombola

Cats’ Protectiton League

Stephen O’Neill – original art work

Shimla Pinks – pakora etc

New Victoria Gardens – flowers, plants, jams and preserves

Butterfly and the Pig

Lane 4

Residents’ stalls PLUS:

South Seeds

Pizzacato – pizza baked in real pizza oven: behind No 5 Marywood Square

Martin Capaldi – Surf Dogs: gourmet hot dogs

Tipis for Kids


Roll Up Roll Up – Be a Bungo in the Back Lanes Stallholder!

April 27th, 2016 No comments



There are only just over six weeks to go until the area’s favourite annual event best underway: Bungo in the Back Lanes!

As most know, BITBL is a DIY event where people are encouraged to set up a stall somewhere in the back lanes and use the opportunity to sell all manner of items – from bric a brac and secondhand clothes to records, food and lemonade stalls. If you’re interested in being a stallholders, please contact us on

Bungo in the Back Lanes 2016 (BITBL 2016) – Planning Meeting

February 22nd, 2016 No comments


BITBL 2016 will be held on Saturday 18th June. To help make the day a success a team of willing volunteers is needed to plan, organise and run the event.

If you are interested in getting involved, the first planning meeting for BITBL 2016 will be held at the Den, The Bungo on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm.

If you unable to come along on the night and wish to volunteer please send an e-mail to to record your interest.

Bungo In The Back Lanes 2016 – SAVE THE DATE!

February 10th, 2016 1 comment


Always fond of a bit of advance planning, we thought people would like to hear Bungo In The Back Lanes 2016 will be taking place this year on Saturday 18th June. from 1-4pm. So SAVE THE DATE!

As ever, we would love for help in the lead up to the event and on the actual day. Attending a Strathbungo Society Monthly Meeting is a good way to find out more about volunteers needed. The next one is at 7.30pm on Tuesday February 16th, downstairs at The Bungo.

Bungo In the Back Lanes Raffle Prizes

June 29th, 2015 No comments

A huge ‘thank you’ to the following local businesses and residents who so generously donated prizes for our raffle at this year’s event:

La-Tea-Doh, Sainsbury’s, Marie Brown at Home, Hair Garden, Panda House, Sammy Dow’s, Floral Haven, Margaret Gillan, The Bungo, Rock n’Roller, Douglas Anderson, Locavore, Rum Shack, Christopher Robin, Zuccini, Allison Arms, Hairspray, S & A Smile Clinic, Juliette Hutchison, Buddy’s, Tapa, Victoria Barbers, Stevenson & Sons Drycleaners, Morya Jane’s, Queen’s Park Chemist, Little Botanica.

Thanks to one and all and for all your support of BITBL’s!

It was great that so many people were able to pick up their fabulous prizes on the day. However, we still have three that are unclaimed:

Pink tickets:86 to 90 Pink tickets:141 to 145 Pink tickets:476 to 480

Are you the winner of a prize? If so, contact me: