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PICTURES: Sun shines over Highland Pride 2024 parade


By Federica Stefani

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People of all ages attended o the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
People of all ages attended o the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

People of all ages, families, friends – and pets too – marched Inverness to celebrate Highland Pride this year.

The march started outside Crown Primary and headed down to St Stephen’s Brae and the High Street before turning on Church Street and wrapping up towards Falcon’s Square.

Despite this year the traditional set up has been split in two, with an official party at Eden Court on July 6, the day saw just under 1000 people attending the March.

Pets matched their owners' outfits. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Pets matched their owners' outfits. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

The event continued inside Eastgate Shopping Centre with several stalls from various groups and initiatives as well as speeches and various performances.

Down St Stephen's Brae. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Down St Stephen's Brae. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Holly Chic gave a performance on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Holly Chic gave a performance on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

Several politicians were spotted on the day among which Emma Roddick, Drew Hendry and Jamie Stone.

Although she was unable to attend on the day, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant said: “Highland Pride is a great opportunity to not only campaign for progress in LGBT+ rights but it is a fun, peaceful and wonderful event.

Falcon Square. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Falcon Square. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

“In rural areas such as the Highlands, LGBT+ people can often feel isolated. The physical geography of the region can fuel that and it can lead to poor physical and mental wellbeing.

Inverness Craig Dunain team in presence. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Inverness Craig Dunain team in presence. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

“That is why it is so vital that events such as Highland Pride continue so that those who do feel isolated feel supported, a sense of belonging and reassurance that they are welcome in the region.”

Joy talking after the march. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Joy talking after the march. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Cosplays and costumes were everywhere on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Cosplays and costumes were everywhere on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
The march in front of Eastgate. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
The march in front of Eastgate. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Love and friendship were overflowing on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Love and friendship were overflowing on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Great cosplays and outfits were on show on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Great cosplays and outfits were on show on the day. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Loyal pride. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Loyal pride. Highland Pride Inverness June 2024. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

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