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Highland Pride have announced the cancellation of their summer event

By Imogen James

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Highland Pride Winter Walk. Picture: Callum Mackay
Highland Pride Winter Walk. Picture: Callum Mackay

THe HIghland LGBT Forum has announced the cancellation of Highland Pride only a month after its 2022 date was announced.

The event was supposed to go ahead on June 11 however the charity, which supports the needs of the LGBT community across the Highlands, said that supply shortages, funding and covid-19 made it impossible for the highly anticipated event to go ahead.

Highland Pride will now return to Inverness in 2023, marking four years since the last event.

The last event, hosted in 2019, was one of the biggest pride events in Scotland at the time as people flocked to the city centre to march, listed to speeches, music and support one another.

A spokesperson for Highland Pride said: "We’re truly gutted to announce that we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our main pride event to summer 2023, we’re already in talks with High Life Highland to secure the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness and we hope to announce a date soon for your diaries.

"We know this will be a great disappointment to our LGBT+ community, allies, and wider community who are so fantastic in your continued support.

"We still have plans for a special project we have been working on for the last year to help raise the visibility of LGBT+ inclusive spaces across the Highlands and we hope to reveal more details soon."

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