This weekend Aberdeen will be awash with colour as Grampian Pride makes its return after the success of last year’s event.
It is an event the city has already taken to its heart and it’s fantastic to have a focal point to raise awareness of Aberdeen as a vibrant, inclusive city where equality is a bedrock for a prosperous future for all.
Full details of the programme are available here, with an event on Friday marking the start of a busy schedule.
Saturday’s parade on Union Street from 10.30am will be a big draw for spectators and participants, with the family fringe events running from 11am to 1pm and the Pride Village at Queen’s Link open from 1-8pm, Party in the City from 8-11pm and then a ticketed after party rounding off the celebrations.
Throughout the day there will be various stalls offering information about LGBT+ organisations and services as well as guest speakers.
Aberdeen City Council is again lending support, both financially and logistically, but it is the hard work and dedication of the organising group which drives Grampian Pride and on behalf of the city my thanks go out to all of those involved.
Thousands took part last year, creating a great atmosphere, and I’m sure the support will be just as strong this weekend.
Cllr Douglas Lumsden