Tartan Gig 2019 FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most common questions you might have about Tartan Gig. If you still have questions after reading these FAQs please email us and look out for more updates coming soon!


31 August 2019 from approximately 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Please note the venue opens at 4pm (to give everyone access to our pop up shop, the toilets and the chance to buy food if they wish) but the auditorium itself won’t be open until 4.30pm.


The SSE Hydro, Glasgow. Get directions to the venue.

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now!

How much will it cost?

£35 (including booking and postage fees)

Your ticket will grant you access to the biggest arena venue in Scotland to see some of the most popular names in music at our exclusive concert for members!

How do I buy tickets?

We’ve created a guide to help make buying tickets as simple as possible.

I need to add more tickets to my original order. What should I do?

Drop groups@sec.co.uk an email and let them know how many additional tickets you need.

Can we fundraise for Tartan Gig?

Of course! There are lots of creative ways to fundraise, from bake-sales to silent discos.

Is there funding available?

There is no specific funding available for Tartan Gig but we have lots of funding options and one might be right to support your unit.

Is there accommodation available?

Here are some accommodation options.

Who can come to Tartan Gig

This is an event for members of Girlguiding Scotland and Girlguiding members from other countries and regions. We reserve the right to cancel any orders made by non-members.

Brownies*, Guides, Rangers and adult volunteers are invited.

*Tartan Gig may be more suitable for older Brownies upwards as it does involve lots of loud noise, flashing lights, steep stairs and pyrotechnics. You’ll know your girls best so please consider how they would handle an event of this scale.

Which acts will be performing?

Keep checking back for updates on the line-up!

How do I get ready for the day?

If you’re taking girls aged under 18 you’ll need parental permission. If you’ve never taken girls to a large-scale event check out Girlguiding’s helpful guide which has information on planning, safe-guarding, travel, first aid and more

What about transport and parking?

The SSE Hydro is conveniently located on the banks of the River Clyde, and easily accessible by car, bus or train.

The easiest way to reach The SSE Hydro from Glasgow City Centre is by taking the train from Glasgow Central to Exhibition Centre. From Exhibition Centre it is then just a short walk via a covered footpath to the venue. Trains are every 10 minutes.

Coach parking will be available on the day. Further information about coach parking will be available shortly.

Are travelling by coach to Tartan Gig? Get in touch!

If you haven’t already, please get in touch and let us as soon as possible if you’re travelling to Tartan Gig by coach (by 15 August at the latest). This will help us work together with The SSE Hydro to make sure all traffic to & from the venue runs smoothly for everyone!

What should we bring on the day?

Remember to bring consent forms, a first aid kit and a fully charged mobile phone.

You will also want to bring snacks and make arrangements for having a meal or bringing a packed meal to eat on the bus before or after. You can bring sealed plastic bottles or cartons of juice or water into the venue, but please note, no glass bottles are allowed. Empty bottles can be brought to the event and there is the option to get free water refills at the venue.

Your girls may also want to bring some spending money for the Girlguiding Scotland shops which will be selling all sorts of Tartan Gig accessories. Refreshments will also be on sale

Can I bring a bag?

Small bags, such as handbags and small carrier/shopping bags, are permitted into the venue. Suitcases, large handbags (A3 size/30cm x 42cm and above), backpacks/rucksacks are not permitted at events in The SSE Hydro. Bags that are too big can be left in the Cloakroom in the SEC Centre (£5 per item). Please note that all bags are subject to security searching.

Can I bring a camera?

Personal cameras and camera phones are allowed but please don’t bring any professional cameras, video recorders, tablets and selfie sticks to the venue.

Can I bring a banner?

Banners any bigger than A3 will not be permitted. All banners smaller than this must not have poles, fairy lights or additional materials attached that could potentially cause issues.

Please note that if you’re in the first 4 row you’re not allowed to bring any banners at all.

What should we wear?

With 10,000 girls expected to come along you’ll want to make sure your unit stands out – and that you can spot your girls in a crowd!

Think about something that can help identify your unit – for example custom neckies, silly wigs or T-shirts in the same bright colour. Please note though – no feather boas are allowed!

From wacky hats to glow in the dark face-paint – we can’t wait to see your Tartan Gig style!

Will there be a Girlguiding Scotland Shop?

Yes! You and your girls can stock-up on all sorts of Tartan Gig goodies at our stall. These will also be available to buy soon so stay tuned for more updates!

How can our unit get into the Tartan Gig spirit?

For Tartan Gig inspired games, recipes, crafts and styles check out our Pinterest board.

Where do I look out for more information?

Keep checking our Facebook and Twitter as well as right here on our website for more information coming soon.