LGBT folk and allies will attempt a world record on Saturday at the second annual Perthshire Pride.

Organisers hope to attract thousands to Perth city centre as they try to set the record for the largest outdoor Gaylidh (that’s a big gay Ceilidh if you didn’t know)!

IMG_4752Yes, those Highland Dancing lessons in primary school (when you pranced round the gym hall in your plimsoles holding holding hands with your teacher) will definitely come in handy as you sashay your way onto Mill Street for a massive outdoor ‘Gay Gordons’ sesh, which might just make it into the Guinness World Record Books!

The record attempt is part of a bumper programme of events in the city as Pride returns, with the team of volunteers behind Pride hoping to build on the 3,000 people who came along in 2018.

Perthshire Pride kicks off with a colourful march through the city, starting at South Inch at 12noon before reaching the main festival site at Horsecross Plaza in the heart of the city.

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The main festival site will include stalls from organisations including Pink Saltire, Scottish Trans Alliance and the Scottish Bi+ Network.  There will be live entertainment all day as well as a licensed bar and local food vendors.

A dedicated Youth Zone as well as a Dog Show will keep everyone busy until the early evening, when the focus turns to the official After Party at Bank Nightclub, where local drag queens will battle it out to be the Queen of Perthshire Pride – Category is: Disney Goes GaGa!

Organisers recently faced abuse when they took part in the Perth Farmers Market to promote Pride to locals, where they were heckled and told the event wasn’t welcome in the city.

But that minority view hasn’t deterred the team behind Pride, who have stepped up preparations for a big weekend in the city.

Pride will only be one element of a busy weekend of events in the city (albeit the most fabulous, hun) – Perth is also playing host to the Great Perthshire Tattie Run, Perth Medieval Fayre and is the end point for the Women’s Cycle Tour of Scotland!

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, make sure they include some time in Perthshire, you won’t be disappointed.

You can follow all the latest from Perthshire Pride on their Facebook page here.

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