Please note, this FAQ is for Winter Pride – any changes for Grampian Pride® 2022 will added in late 2021/early 2022.

General Info
Why is it called Winter Pride?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we couldn’t host Grampian Pride® at our usual time of year, with the event being pushed back closer to the end of the year the committee (for this year) chose to host Grampian Pride® Winter Parade.

Will there be a Pride Village at Winter Pride?

Unfortunately due to restrictions and the time of year, Winter Pride will not have a Village at the end of the march but we have events with partnership businesses.

When is Winter Pride?

This year’s Winter Pride will take place on Sunday 24th October each. This is our first ever Pride at this time of year.

Where is Winter Pride?

We can confirm that the Parade will follow the same path as previous years starting at Albyn Place and marching down Union Street. 

What is the theme for Winter Pride?

There is no theme for this event but you can dress yourself in anyway you want, and be proud of it. Just don’t offend, and NO nudity.

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 city center. 

Is alcohol or smoking (including E-Cigarettes) allowed?

No alcohol or smoking are allowed on the parade. There can be no smoking or naked flames for safety reasons, and laws prohibit street drinking so you could face a fine (or worse).

Is there disabled access?

The Parade is accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. The Parade route is approximately 1 mile or 1.5km long, and the surface of Union Street may be uneven in places – but you are welcome to be part of the parade, even if you can’t join us for the whole route. If you require assistance to take part in the parade, please contact mail@grampianpride.org.

Do I need a ticket for the Parade?

This year you will, as we will be using the information as COVID-19 track and trace.

How do I register a Group/Charity for the Parade?

You can get involved by heading to our tickets page here.

Please bare in mind that each ticket is per person NOT per group

How do I exchange my ticket for a wristband?

Once you have ordered your ticket you will be able to exchange this for a wristband at Four Pillars (33 Regent Quay) between Tuesday – Saturday 10-6 or if you can’t get in before Sunday, you can exchange at Holburn Junction on the morning of the parade between 9:00 – 10:45. 

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 Winter Pride? Just ensure it has NO bad language, does not offend others, slander anyone else or go against Winter Pride’s beliefs.

Can we have a float?

Unfortunately there will be no floats or vehicles for Winter Pride due to the Pedestrianisation of Union Street

How is the parade lineup arranged?

The parade line is operating on  a “first come” basis with the exception of the front of the parade which has been reserved for the Roller Derby and Grampian Pride Banner