Event is unfeasible under current conditions
Organisers of the 25th Edinburgh Pride anniversary have announced it is cancelled.
The event was originally scheduled for Saturday 13 June to celebrate its silver anniversary but organisers say the pandemic made it unfeasible and unsafe to hold after discussions with the City Council, Scottish Government and event partners.
A spokesperson said: “This decision is taken on the basis of ongoing restrictions, would not permit an event without social distancing that historically draws over 15,000 people to Edinburgh.
“Pride Edinburgh takes over six months of planning to stage the event. Given the economic impact of the pandemic we believe giving our valued partners and sponsors this year to rebound from the effects of the pandemic would lead to a more successful event in 2022.”
While there will be no physical event, organisers said they are now working on a virtual event to celebrate Pride in the Capital, more information released soon.
The spokesperson added: “The entire organising team and the trustees of Pride Edinburgh are deeply saddened that there will be no physical pride event this year. However, we believe and understand that the safety of both organisers and pride goers remains of paramount importance.
“Nonetheless, we are excited to announce our 2022 plans later in the year to bring back our physical event. We want to thank all our partners and sponsors and most of all the LGBTQI+ community of Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond, we know the Rainbow will always shine in our capital city.”