Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why is it called Grampian Pride?

Aberdeen pride has been and gone, many moons ago. But more importantly we wanted to ensure that our Pride is open to everyone. By calling it Aberdeen Pride it says that it is limited to the city folk and people in the shire felt excluded. Pride is about coming together and being open to everyone, so we called it after our beloved region.

  1. When is Grampian Pride?

The first ever Grampian Pride will take place on 26th May 2018

We also claim this is the most Northern Pride in the UK.

  1. Where is Grampian Pride?

The parade will take place on Union Street, leaving from Holburn Junction at 10.30am

  1. Do I need a ticket for the Parade?

No one needs a ticket for the parade, just turn up on time!

  1. Do I need a ticket for the Village area?

Yes, although FREE we need people to have tickets, so we can ensure your safety – Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands on arrival

  1. Why do you need my info for tickets?

The info we ask for when you get your ticket is purely for research purposes and to ensure we continue to do our best by you in the future. The information will not be associated with your name and nothing will be shared with outside sources.

  1. How do I register a Group/Charity?

Here’s the great news, you don’t need to. Anyone can take part in the parade for free, just turn up in plenty of time to take part (9.30 – 10.15 Albyn Place)

  1. Can we have a banner on the parade?

Yes banners are allowed, why not share with others that your charity/organisation/business is a proud supporter of LGBT rights and Grampian Pride. Just ensure it has NO bad language on it and it does not offend others, slander anyone else or go against Grampian Pride’s beliefs.

  1. Can we have a float?

Anyone can have a float and they are FREE to enter, again we want to make Grampian Pride as fare and open to as many as possible. There is a small catch, well ok 2: We have limited spaces so register early! Make sure you read and follow the guidelines. (attached)

  1. Can we have a stall?

We do have a charity tent available for FREE stalls. However, there is a limited number of spaces and a great number of charities. If you would like a stall; please register your interest with charitystall@grampianpride.org before 16th March. We will announce the charity list on 26th March.

We are NOT offering commercial stalls. Due to limited space, we want to keep the stalls open for charities that directly support the community.

  1. What is the theme for 2018?

The theme is “just be yourself” so literally, do that. Dress yourself & your float in anyway you want, and be proud of it. Just don’t offend, and NO nudity.

  1. Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code as we want you to be yourself. However, No nudity please. Remember Aberdeen City is a family area and you will be parading through the centre of it. At the Village we also welcome young people and families so again please dress appropriately. And besides, this is Aberdeen – it ain’t gonna look ‘pretty’ wet

  1. Is there alcohol allowed?

No alcohol is allowed on the parade, Laws prohibit street drinking so please don’t do it you will be pulled up, and could face a fine from ACC.

Alcohol will be served at the village for over 18s but please don’t bring your own! We will do bag searches as you enter and either refuse you entry or ask that you leave the alcohol to be destroyed. And by destroyed, you know it’s going to someone’s Christmas party, right…

  1. Are pets allowed?

Yes of course, but please keep them on a lead at all times as you the owner are responsible for both the welfare of the animal and those around you.

(On entry you will be asked if you have doggy bags and will be refused entry if you do not have the means to clear up after your pet).

Also, if your pet, or you, foul on the grass, road or track please clear it up. We will see you and we will ask you to leave, you could also face a fine from ACC.