Bearsden & Milngavie


Welcome to Bearsden and Milngavie u3a

Welcome to the Bearsden and Milngavie (BaM) u3a Website

The u3a is a nationwide organisation made up of independent local groups run on a voluntary basis by their members. No qualifications are needed to join and none are awarded. It is all about learning for pleasure and for fun! There is no distinction between the learners and the teachers, and everyone is encouraged to participate. You can find out more about the u3a movement on the Third Age Trust website and more about events for Scottish u3a members on the u3a in Scotland website.


Please look at the News page for the latest information about how we are communicating with each other during the coronavirus pandemic and check with individual Convenors on progress of limited resumption of meetings for some Groups. Monthly Meetings continue via Zoom and some outdoor activities have restarted with certain restictions. The Events page gives further details.


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The latest Newsletter will also bring you up to date with current activities etc., and can be downloaded by clicking BaM u3a Newsletter 2022 05.


Interest groups
Like all other u3as, we draw upon the enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and skills of our own members to organise and provide a wide range of interest groups and activities. Our interest groups are set up and run by the members themselves. Any member can start up a group - you do not need to be an 'expert'. More information can be found on the Groups page and you can see photos of many of our groups on the Gallery page.


Membership of our u3a is open to people from Bearsden, Milngavie and the surrounding area. There is no age limit, but activities are aimed at people no longer in full-time work who wish to share in educational, recreational and/or creative activities and companionship. Please click on Membership on top menu for details of How To Join.

Membership provides access to as many of the interest groups as you wish to join, as long as there are places available, and allows you to attend all the monthly meetings. Please click on Membership on the top menu for details.

Please note that you can come along to two monthly meetings or attend an interest group meeting (if you have checked with the Convenor that there are places available) before deciding whether you wish to join the u3a. You are not obliged to join on your first visit. However, to put your name on a group waiting list, you need to be a member of the u3a.

Renewal of your Membership

Please click on Membership on the top menu for details.

Monthly meetings
All members and prospective members are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Visitors can attend two monthly meetings before joining the u3a. We have an interesting talk each month by a visiting speaker as well as news of events and interest groups. Look on the Meetings page to find the latest details of our monthly meetings. We have an enquiry desk at the meeting, where you can speak to one of our Committee members if you have any queries or would like to find out more about our u3a.