Fife shows its PRIDE

Friday 6 April 2018

This weekend (Saturday 7 April, 2018) people from across the rainbow of St Andrews and beyond are invited to join Fife’s longest running PRIDE event, to celebrate love, diversity and personal identity.

Organised by Saints LGBT+ a parade will commence from St Salvator’s Hall lawn at 1pm, and will process through St Andrews via North Street to South Street then Church Street to Greyfriars Garden; ending at the Students’ Association. Please be aware this will require short-term road closures (likely to fall within the window of 1pm to 2pm).

Organiser James Bluck said: “This is my third St Andrews PRIDE – a fabulous addition to the St Andrews calendar, and an event which works to actively strengthen town and gown relations; I am proud to be a part of this diverse and inclusive community.”

Sukhi Bains, University of St Andrews Equality and Diversity Officer, said: “I am sincerely grateful to our institution; Saints LGBT+; and also now our new LGBT+ Staff Network for making St Andrews PRIDE 2018 happen. The event celebrates our diversity and promotes dignity and respect within our communities. All members of the public are invited to join the march showing our togetherness and that people can be proud to be who they want to be. ”

After the procession there will be a reception hosted by local businesses in the Students’ Association, with support from Barclays, Blackhorn and Mammacita.

With live music, a bar, promotions and lots of rainbows, you won’t want to miss it.

Procession and Reception are free and open to all.

Notes to news editors

James Bluck is available for interview. Please contact the University Communications Office to arrange.

This year’s PRIDE parade forms part of student-run arts festival On The Rocks which, in its tenth year, is exploring themes of variety and inclusivity.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office, contactable on 01334 46 2530 or [email protected].

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