Completely new to tabletop games?

If you’re planning on coming to Tabletop Scotland 2024 and this hobby is completely new to you, then be assured that we will look after you. We have dedicated zones within the convention specifically for those looking to explore the hobby and help introduce you to the world of tabletop games.

First time at Tabletop Scotland?

If you’ve never been to a tabletop games convention before but you’re familiar with board games, card games and roleplaying games then you will be able to find those in abundance at Tabletop Scotland, along with lots of people to play them with.

Conventions like Tabletop Scotland are a celebration of all things tabletop, we provide the space and opportunity for you to play games all weekend. Whether that’s games you already know, games you’ve been considering buying or games that are completely new to you.

We provide space and access to demo teams from publishers for you to try out their games, events galore, exhibitors showcasing the range of products that this hobby has to tempt you with, and a games library for you to borrow games from so that you can try before you buy.

That’s what Tabletop Scotland is like.

What are the timings of the convention?

Front Desk / Main Hall

  • Friday: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00

Exhibitor Trading Hours

  • Friday: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Gateway Zone

  • Friday: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Games Library

  • Friday: 12:00 – 22:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 22:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Bring & Buy

  • Friday: 14:00 – 18:00 (Drop Off Only)
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Quiet Room

  • Friday: 12:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Bar Service

  • Friday: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00

Restaurant & Food Truck Service

  • Friday: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Other Questions

How do I get my convention ticket?

Once you’ve bought your ticket you will receive an email confirming your purchase. On arrival at the convention you will be asked for proof of purchase along with your name or email address.

We will then provide you with your convention lanyard and badge which must be worn at all times during the convention.

Does my ticket get posted out to me?

No. Your ticket is entirely electronic.
Once you purchase your ticket(s), the email you receive is your confirmation of that purchase and represents your tickets.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

  • We will have multiple food and drink options onsite, which will cater for most dietary requirements.
  • If you need to bring your own food then please ensure that it is in a plastic container. Note there is no access to food heating equipment.
  • No alcohol is allowed to be brought onsite, and specifically no glass bottles should be brought onsite. We will have a bar and other options for drinks.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Controlled drugs and narcotics
  • Weapons, including items which may be used as improvised weapons

Can I bring my dog, or other pet?

Only assistance animals are permitted onsite. Please ensure you have the appropriate documentation should we need to ask for it.

Venue Parking?

£10 per day at the North Car Park. Overnight parking is not permitted.

How accessible is the venue?

The North Car Park will have at least 100 spaces allocated for Blue Badge users. We will have a ticket queue for attendees with accessibility needs.

The Highland Hall is split over two floors:

  • The Main Hall is all on the ground floor and is entirely flat with no stairs throughout the area.
  • The First Floor is where RPGs, Seminars and some other events will be held. There is a lift that is suitable for wheelchairs to gain access to this floor.

There are disabled toilets at the front and rear of the hall.

Cosplay Guidelines

We want everyone to have fun at our event.

  • Cosplay is not consent. Ask permission before taking photographs of Cosplayers. Also, do not block aisles when taking photographs.
  • If your Cosplay could be deemed as offensive to the casual attendee, do not wear it.
  • Zero tolerance for nudity – costumes must cover all appropriate body parts at all times. Costumes which give the illusion of nudity are not permitted.

Banned Cosplay Weapons & Props

This list is indicative and not exhaustive.

  • Wooden or metal bats, batons, mallets, spears, staves & swords
  • Knives, daggers or blades
  • Bokken
  • Replica, Live or Deactivated firearms including BB guns, Crossbows, Strung Bows, Prop gun without an orange cap, Loose Arrows
  • Knuckle dusters

Any violation will result in you being asked to leave the event

How do I take part in tournaments, seminars or roleplaying games?

All of our events are bookable online, check out the Events menu for more information.

Are event bookings possible on the day?

In the majority of cases the answer is Yes.

There are some events which will either sell out online or require us to cap attendance based on pre-registration only.

All events that have spaces will have sign up sheets available for the day that the event is being held. On the day sign ups are allocated on a first come first served basis.

What about Tabletop Scotland merchandise?

Tabletop Scotland t-shirts and other branded merchandise can be ordered via the website.

These are pre-order only, and are for collection at the convention.

Cash or Card?

All of the exhibitors, food & drink options and the convention ticket desk can take cash or card.

The Bring & Buy is a cash only service.

There is no cash machine inside the Highland Hall. The nearest options are the Airport Terminal and the BP Petrol Station.

Anything else I need to know?

When you buy your ticket you are agreeing to our Attendee Terms & Conditions and to abide by our Code of Conduct.