The campaign ‘Stay Up Late’ is about going out to see bands, clubbing or seeing friends which is part of everyday life for lots of people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this. Stay up Late Scotland have found that lots of people with a learning disability aren’t able to lead full and active social lives events after 9 pm.

They believe that people with a learning disability have the right to stay up late and have fun. Also they want people with a learning disability to know they can stay up late, and choose how they want to live their lives.

They are currently trying to set up Gig Buddies in Glasgow to enable people with a learning disability and/or autism to enjoy all the great things going on out there like live music.

Gig Buddies is a project that pairs up people with and without learning disability (and or autism) to be a friend and to go to events together.

They will be having their first inclusive gig called ‘Sample Fest’ at Mono, 12 King Street, Glasgow on Thursday, 20th September 2018, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm. This event will be an opportunity for you to hear live bands presented by Kor Records, talk to ‘Dates-n-mates’, ‘IncludeMe2’ and others about the events they hold and clubs they run.

There will be fantastic live music throughout the afternoon, you can come and chat to loads of local projects about what there is for you to get up to in Glasgow, as well as having your say about people with disabilities being fully included at events and venues.

For more information about this event or to confirm your place, contact Martin Frater on 07425 692 284 or email

Find out more about Stay Up Late Scotland here: