Everything you need to know about Fire Up Scotland

Fire Up Scotland has teamed up with Glasgow’s SEC to produce the biggest event of inspiration the country has seen in over 50 years. 

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The venue will play host to 12,000 S4, 5 and 6 students and teachers from across Scotland in what has been described as ‘TEDx meets The Fringe’ on 12 September. The event was founded by award-winning entrepreneur and author Gavin Oattes.

Get inspired

Presenters, speakers and performers from all over the world will be challenging you to be the best you can and proving there’s no wrong path to a positive destination.

Meet the talent

Guests from the world of education, business, entertainment, art, sport and culture will be there to get you inspired.


So far mind reader Colin Cloud and scientist/magician Kevin Quantum will be adding a touch of magic to the show.

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Indie rock bank Indigo Velvet and DJ duo Skapade will be providing the perfect soundtrack to get you fired up.

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Social change

Big Brother winner, activist and entrepreneur John Loughton will be inspiring you to make social change alongside Alice Thompson and MND warrior Lucy Lintott.

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Fashion designer Christian Macleod, YouTubers Erin Doogan and Gav Bell, Queen of drama Kristen McCrossan, performing arts academy MGA and entrepreneur Collette Norval will be bringing the creativity to the show.

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Keep up with all the latest announcements about the event on Twitter or visit the Fire Up Scotland website.

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