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  • Writer's pictureLouise Beale - Gen Sec

Pride Glasgow 2018

Updated: Aug 4, 2018

Image Courtesy of Glasgow Live

Scotland's largest LGBTI Festival, Pride Glasgow, took place on Saturday 14th June and will also extend to Sunday 15th June.

The Festival began with the Pride Parade. This year the parade was led by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, who was also given the title 'Grand Marshal' of the parade. This is the first time a Government leader of a country within the UK has led a Pride march.

Over 12,000 people took part in the parade, the largest participation at a Pride Parade in Scotland, with many more thousands lining the streets to watch the procession as it wound its way from the centre of Glasgow to the famous Kelvingrove Park in the city's West End.

Within the park, members of our Association Board together with Police Scotland Recruitment and Safer Communities joined a range of organisations represented in the Community Fair.

So popular was the stall, we soon ran out of Association merchandise.

Although we weren't aware, the venue reached full capacity and many hundreds had to queue for hours, despite having pre-paid for their ticket. Some didn't manage to get in at all.

For those who did manage to attend the parade and festival site, we hope that you had a fantastic day and weekend. For those affected by the capacity and ticketing issue, we hope that your grievances will be addressed by the event organisers.


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