Cairngorms Pride 2025
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OCTOBER 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024
Co-creating a blueprint for new Pride Festival for the Cairngorms, in collaboration with communities, schools, businesses and organisations in and around the Cairngorms National Park.
We have received funding from the Scottish Government and the Cairngorms Trust, in partnership with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, to reach out to individuals, schools, community groups, organisations and businesses to co-create this new festival with us.
Having a Pride in the Park will enable greater LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion, support positive mental wellbeing for communities and individuals, and provide a new place and platform for LGBTQ+ culture and heritage, as yet untapped.
PRIDE IN NATURE
We live in a beautiful place, so we want to co-create a nature-led, carbon neutral Pride festival, designed to make the smallest environmental impact while creating the biggest social impact.
FOR INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND SCHOOLS IN AND AROUND THE PARK:
We would love to know:
What would you like a Pride in the Cairngorms National Park to look like?
What events and activities would you like to see?
How long should the festival be?
Where in the Park should it happen and why?
What time of year appeals to you?
Come to one of our PRIDE IDEAS - OPEN SESSIONS on the following dates, and/or please fill in our online form for communities with your ideas. Businesses in the Park have their own online form (see below). You can do this as many times as you like!
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 1-5PM - FIONA'S WHOLEFOODS, GRANTOWN
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 1-5PM - FIONA'S WHOLEFOODS, GRANTOWN
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 1-5PM - TBC
FRIDAY 12 JANUARY 1-5PM - BOAT OF GARTEN COMMUNITY HALL
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 1-5PM - TBC
THERE MAY BE MORE IDEAS SESSIONS ADDED TO THE CALENDAR BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF FEBRUARY
Please spread the word so we can enjoy engaging with as many people as possible over the next 5 months.
FOR BUSINESSES/ORGANISATIONS IN AND AROUND THE PARK:
Prides are very good for business, offering a chance for organisations, venues, activity providers,
accommodation providers, attractions and local businesses to increase LGBTQ+ visibility, show
authentic support for the Park's local and visiting LGBTQ+ communities and to celebrate diversity
We will also be at the CBP CONFERENCE, MACDONALD RESORT, AVIEMORE 9AM-4.30PM
on MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER if you would like to come and chat to us then, or feel free to
come to any of the PRIDE IDEAS - OPEN SESSIONS too!
GET IN TOUCH WITH US
For more information about the Cairngorms Pride Consultation project and how to get involved, please email Kath Pierce: email@example.com.