Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s National LGBTI Festival. It was relaunched in 2015. This year celebrates 25 years since Pride began in Scotland with the first ever festival taking place in Edinburgh back in 1995. Pride Edinburgh has a March and a Community Based Festival to celebrate diversity and personal identity.
The traditional Pride March provides a platform for politicians, community activists, and most importantly individuals turn out to march through the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate Pride. The Festival has LIVE Music, Health and Community Fair and lots more. Pride Edinburgh takes place in Edinburgh every year.
Mardi Gla launched in 2019 attracted over 7000 marchers in its first year. Along with Edinburgh there is no charge for individules to march or attend the education, entertainment and cultural events on the day. This is important to ensure that cost is not a barrier to celebrating Pride.
They were able to work with the Scottish and UK Governments to send Glasgow’s Pride flag to New York where it was carried at the front of the British Embassy marchers on 5th Avenue at World Pride having been folded and dispatched by the UK armed forces to America.