Inverness pride festival wins at Scottish LTBT+ awards

The first pride event held in Inverness last year has won the top prize in the community category at the Proud Scotland Awards.

The event, initially set up by the Highland LGBT Forum, aims to bring together the LGBT+ community and supporters to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, to reduce isolation among LGBT+ people in Highlands and to encourage inclusion and diversity.

The inaugural Proud Ness parade in Inverness was held in October last year.

Jess Taylor, organiser of Proud Ness, said “We’re absolutely delighted to win this award so early in our journey as the main pride event for the Highlands.

“The award represents the work of both last year’s and this year’s team and is really a joint effort in providing the Highlands with a pride event we can be proud of.

Proud Ness 2019 is scheduled to take place on 21 July, starting with a march from Crown Primary School through the city centre to Bught Park. Live music, speeches, stalls and the Ruff Ness dog show will make up the rest of the day.

Written by Caspar

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