Pride is coming to Scotland’s two biggest cities this weekend.
Both Edinburgh and Glasgow will hold their annual Pride parades on Saturday. However, it’s not just the parades happening in the cities – there’s lots more fun to be had across the whole weekend. Organisers are asking people to make travel arrangements ahead of time due to ongoing disruption with the railways.
Here’s a rundown of the events happening in both cities.
Glasgow’s Pride parade will take place on Saturday 25 June leaving from Greendyke Street, just outside Glasgow Green, at 12 noon. The parade will end on Broomielaw near the Squiggly Bridge where there will be a small selection of stalls and activities.
Pride March Banner Making – Free pride banner and sign-making drop-in session. Some materials will be provided but organisers are encouraging people to bring anything they wish to use – Bonjour, 37-45 Saltmarket – 15:30 – 19:30
Drag Sale & Show – Glasgow drag royalty Rujazzle and friends will be selling drag supplies, with some items being given away for free – Bonjour, 37-45 Saltmarket – starts at 20:00
Voulez-Vous drag show – Drag show featuring Tianah Tucker, Skinny Minnie and RuJazzle – Bonjour, 37-45 Saltmarket – 21:30 – 23:00
Lush bath bomb making – Rainbow bath bomb making event – Lush Glasgow City, 78 Buchanan Street – All day
T-shirt and banner giveaway – The Royal College of Nurses will be distributing free t-shirts and banners ahead of the Pride parade – outside Clutha Vaults Bar – approx 11:00
Pride parade – Greendyke Street – 12:00
Drag queen story time – Pride Glasgow has teamed up with Barnardos and Glasgow Life for a free drag queen story time – GOMA Glasgow – 14:00 – 16:30 – book online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-queen-story-hour-uk-tickets-360954513667
Cheri on the Ferry – Free drag show for 18+ with special guests – Renfrew Ferry, 25 Anderson Quay – 13:30 to 17:00
Sober Summer Sesh – A sober family-friendly event featuring DJs, performances, food by Silk Road Deli, and a marketplace – Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilburnie Street – Doors open at 16:00 – Entry fees are on a sliding scale and tickets can be booked online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qutos-sober-summer-sesh-tickets-356231697597
Glitter & Glam – Four rooms of cabaret, music, DJ’s, and much more – The Polo Lounge, 84 Wilson Street – doors open 14:00
GBX Pride Special – DJ George Bowie returns to AXM for a special pride set – AXM Glasgow, 90 Glassford Street – starts at 23:00
All Day Pride Party – Drag performers, DJs, performance art, and gogo dancers – Bonjour, 37-45 Saltmarket – 12:00 noon to 03:00
Barbara Bryceland – Panto legend Barbara Bryceland will perform a special pride set – Merchant Pride, 20 Candleriggs – 17:15 to 20:00
Pride Drag Show – DJs and drag performances – Delmonica’s, 68 Virginia Street – 12:00 noon to 01:00
Pride Day Glitter & Glam – Drag and DJs all day – Speakeasy, 10 John Street – 14:00 till late
Pride Weekend Services – Christian service and choir led by LGBT+ clergy – St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road – Services at 09:00 and 11:00
Pride and Joy Boozy Brunch with Cheri Treiffel – Brunch and drag show – 63rd + 1st Glasgow, 16 Bothwell Street – 15:00 – 18:00 – Book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/63rd-and-1st-glasgow-pride-boozy-brunch-with-drag-artist-cheri-treiffel-tickets-334671911697?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
Christeen Karaoke Capers & The Amazing Funkytown – Karaoke and musical performance – The Waterloo Bar, 306 Argyle Street – 15:00 – 21:30
Edinburgh’s Pride parade will take place on Saturday 25 June with organisers asking crowds to assemble outside the Scottish Parliament at 12:30, with the march beginning at 13:00. The march will end at the EUSA campus where there will be a Pride Festival village.
Edinburgh Frontrunners Pride run and ceilidh – A 5k run around the Meadows followed by a BYOB ceilidh – Greyfriars Charteris Centre (Binks Hall), 138-140 Pleasance – Run starts at 19:00 with the ceilidh kicking off at 20:00
Queer Pride Picnic – Accessible and family-friendly Pride picnic for those who prefer a quieter celebration – Inverleith Park – 12 noon
Ride with Pride – Open deck bus for older people (50+) or those with reduced mobility that allows them to join the Pride parade – Meet outside The Regent pub at 11:45 – Book a space at https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/event/ride-with-pride-edinburgh-2022/
Planet Bar Main Stage – The main stage will feature performances from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney, The Cutkelvins, and many others throughout the day
Pride Youth Space with LGBT Youth Scotland – Open mic, karaoke, lip sync battles and more for those aged between 13 – 25 – South Bridge Resource Centre, 6 Infirmary Street – 13:00 – 17:00
Pride and Dignity – Panel discussion on the challenges faced by Polish LGBT+ people followed by a Euro dance party – Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street – 17:30 – 22:00 – Book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pride-and-dignity-lgbtq-in-poland-panel-discussion-and-party-tickets-359432601587