Official language: English
The usual basic ticket price: ~ 40€
About the event
BronyScot was a smaller con, held in the fall (in October or November). The event was 1,5 days long: a Saturday convention program held on the hotel premises and a Sunday concert called RockNessie in the evening, at a club.
The con itself was preceded by a pre-party in a pub on Friday night – with a good cider on a tap and where you can meet up with other attendees before the con starts.
Saturday’s program included all the usual activities for a con of this size: panels, workshops, interviews with guests (usually via video-call), community panels, cosplay competition, and more. There were also vendors with their merch, as well as music and card games.
The con also had smaller rooms for a side program – such as debates or discussions in a smaller group of people. My Little Karaoke and other games were also present.
The concert part, called RockNessie, corresponded in size to the con (tickets to the concert could be purchased separately) and, as a counterweight to large events, they had more of a family atmosphere. Musical performances usually took place in a music club.
BronyScot took place first in Edinburgh (2014 – 2015) and then in Glasgow. Throughout its existence, it has preserved the character of a smaller event, where you met mainly enthusiastic fans and returning visitors.
As early as April 2020, due to the onset of a pandemic, it was planned to move the event to 2021, but at the end of July of the same year, it was announced that ongoing preparations had been canceled and BronyScot would not return. The main reasons given by the organizers were the change in the environment of the fandom during the existence of the con and the uncertainty in the period after the pandemic.
BronyScot was smaller in size, but one of the longest-running MLP: FiM conventions in Europe.
The mascot of BronyScot is Nessie – a blue-green earth pony with an orange fluffy mane. Her cutie mark is a Scottish bagpipe and she wears a red plaid scarf around her neck with a pattern typical for a Scottish kilt.