BRINGING IMPERIAL FORCES TO YOUR EVENT
Most commonly we are asked to meet, greet and interact with your guests and provide amazing photo opportunities. At bigger events, we can organise a march along a suitable route in the venue, in the style of a parade, to showcase our costumes and provide further photo opportunities - which always goes down well with the public!
We are asked to do many things and we will try to oblige as long as it is safe, appropriate and allows us to remain in character. We do not attend birthday parties. Please do discuss what role you would like us to play on the day with your ISG Event Organiser so the format of the day can be agreed in advance. ISG crew members (also known as spotters) will also always be in attendance at events to help out those in costume and ensure our participation in your event runs smoothly.
Brightening the lives of the less fortunate and bring awareness to positive causes while meeting a whole new circle of like minded friends having fun whilst portraying their favorite character from the Star Wars universe.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
Lead-Times - The longer the lead-time you give us, the better chance we have to make your event special. Generally one month's notice of the event (minimum) is requested. This allows enough time for our ISG Event Organiser to ensure everything is in place for us to provide our best service to you.
Detail - You will need to contact us via the link below and provide a brief description of the event, the venue, address, date, start and finish times and any ideas you have on number and type of costumers. You may request specific characters to attend and we will do our best to oblige but because our members are volunteers we cannot guarantee the required character will be available on the day. After you have contacted us, one of our ISG Event Organisers will get in touch with you and can answer any further questions you may have.
Troop Logistics - At the event venue we will require a secure changing area within easy access of the main event and where the public cannot see us. Tables are very helpful as it can be difficult to bend down when in costume.
We would also be grateful for some basic refreshments and for full day events some kind of lunch/snack provision if possible. Our troopers can get very hot, tired and thirsty in their costumes and will require regular breaks to refresh. Please discuss in advance with our ISG Event Organiser how you would prefer the breaks to be managed to fit in with your event. We will arrive with large suitcases containing our costumes so parking provision near the event is also appreciated if possible.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The Imperial Scottish Garrison, as with all other 501st Legion Garrisons and outposts around the world, is entirely made up from volunteers and is a wholly not-for-profit organisation.
If we are requested to attend an event that is corporate, marketing, promotional or any other type of commercial event that does not in itself benefit a charity then we ask for a donation to be made to Charity in the name of the ISG. The donation requested is calculated around the size of the event, the number of troopers attending and the length of the event. We make no deductions from this donation for personal expenses. If it is a non-commercial event that will benefit a charity, hospital, the community or those in need in some way then we do not ask for a donation. We will just turn up on the day and help to bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike.
WHAT CHARACTERS DO YOU HAVE?
The Imperial Scottish Garrison is dedicated to the 'bad guys' of the galaxy. This includes Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers, Biker Scouts, Boba Fett, TIE Pilots, plus many others. Our range of costumes is expanding all the time along with the Star Wars universe to cover the 'bad guys' from the movies, comics and animations. Please see our Members pages for examples.
HOW DO I REQUEST THE IMPERIAL SCOTTISH GARRISON TO ATTEND MY EVENT?
Submit an event request via our Request an Appearance Page and give us as much information about your event as you can. A member of our dedicated Events Team will then contact you to discuss your requirements and advise on what they would or wouldn't recommend for your event based on our many years of experience.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
The Imperial Scottish Garrison carries Public Liability Insurance. Details are available upon request from our events team.