Proud Ness will return to Inverness this summer, with the date announced by organisers as Sunday 21st July.
A huge crowd of nearly 6,000 turned out for a Pride march in the Highland capital in 2018, with a festival event also held at Eden Court in October.
The event this year has been brought forward into the summer, with plans for a march through Inverness city centre, ending at Bught Park where entertainment, stalls and a funfair will be organised.
Proud Ness 2019 is organised by the Highland LGBT Forum who aim to reduce isolation and encourage diversity and inclusion across the Highlands.
Jess Taylor, one of the Proud Ness organisers, said:
“We’re delighted to bring Proud Ness back to Inverness and we’re taken on feedback from last year’s event by moving the date to the summer months! We really hope that we can top the number of people coming along which was estimated at nearly 6000 people. Please find along your friends, your work colleagues, your granny…there really will be something for everyone on the day!”
The event will be a core element of a diverse weekend of activity in the city, including Inverness Highland Games and the Inverness Gala. There will also be a new dog event, ‘Ruff Ness’, a ‘Well Ness’ show and a craft fair in the city that weekend.
Proud Ness remains a free and family-friendly event that everyone is welcome at. You can keep up to date on all the Proud Ness developments on the website at www.proud-ness.org or via their Facebook page.
You can view some of the highlights from Proud Ness in a short video by local radio station MFR here:
Main pic credit: Alison White Photography