Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WDYTYA Live to come to Glasgow in August

A second Who Do You Think You Are Live event is apparently coming to the SECC in Glasgow from August 29th-31st, as part of Homecoming Scotland. Dick Eastman has the full story at

This is interesting - will it be a major event as in London, or a tag on event? What are the rates for those wishing to exhibit, and will some of the key vendors wish to pay twice in one year to attend a show so branded? Will it attract vendors in Scotland and the north of England previously unwilling to fork out for the high costs associated with the London show (where accommodation and travel have previously further burdened the total costs involved)?

It seems quite a late announcement, coming just days before the February event (I'm on a train in the morning for London to attend), but it will be interesting to see if it succeeds on its first foray away from the south of England. Keep an eye on the organisation's website at for further details in due course.

(With thanks to Dick Eastman)

Update: For exhibitor enquiries please contact David Showler on - the story itself seems to be missing from the main WDYTYA Live site, but the full press release is available at Visit Scotland, at


My genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

1 comment:

  1. This was trumpeted a couple of years ago with the implication that 2014 wdytya live would be held in Scotland but then they pulled the plug and said it would be London as usual as it would be too expensive and far away for the usual suspects. Not sure it can work twice per annum but will hope for the best