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Pride

2019 was the biggest year of pride in Scotland so far with a huge 21 pride events across the country and over 72K people attending a pride event. As well as supporting a number of prides through strategic and financial planning, training, guidance and with resources the Equality Network attended every pride to talk to thousands of LGBTI people about their rights and to spread the message of LGBTI equality.

We got soaked in Stornoway, sunburnt in Perth, we went on the rides in Inverness, listened to the marching bands in Glasgow, waved from the bus in Edinburgh and journeyed through the forest in East Kilbride. We also marched down countless high streets with our placards and our huge trans flag.

2020

There were a number of prides planned for 2020, however the spread of Covid-19 has made planning and holding pride events more challenging than normal. We have produced guidance for pride organisers in responding to the coronavirus situation. If you’re organising a pride event in Scotland you should find it in your inbox, if you need to ask any questions or get support – please contact us. Here’s what we know so far:

Trans Pride Scotland Paisley Cancelled
St Andrews Pride St Andrews Cancelled
Grampian Pride Aberdeen Postponed
Oban Pride Oban Cancelled
Hebridean Pride Stornoway Cancelled
Pride Edinburgh Edinburgh Cancelled
Bute Pride Rothesay 20th June
Orkney Pride Kirkwall Cancelled
Fife Pride Kirkcaldy 4th July
Mardi Gla Glasgow 11th July or 26th September
Highland Pride Inverness Cancelled
West Lothian Pride Livingston 25th July – Going Online
Free Pride Glasgow Glasgow 1st August
Perthshire Pride Perth 8th August
Dundee Pride Dundee 19th Sept
Dunoon Pride Dunoon Cancelled
Lochaber Pride Fort William Cancelled
Pride Saltire – East Lothian Dunbar Cancelled
Pride Paisley Dunbar Postponed

A number of pride events have yet to announce their 2020 plans yet. We’ll update this list as more information becomes available.