Pride Edinburgh 2019: This Is Me has announced the route for the 2019 Pride Scotia March. For the first time in a decade the March will not halt at the half way point but will continue straight through, with speeches taking place prior to departure at the Scottish Parliament.
The main sponsor is Manchester Airport. Seb Thompson, press office manager at Manchester Airport, said: “We are delighted to be back for our second year with Pride Edinburgh as headline sponsor, it is a great way to thank the half a million Scottish passengers who fly from Manchester Airport each year.
“Last year was such a great success, and we have seen so much love and affection from everyone involved.
“We are looking forward to this year’s event and seeing all of the incredible acts perform on our Los Angeles Stage.”
Saturday 22 June 2019
11:30: Pride Marchers assemble at Scottish Parliament on Parliament Green by Horse Wynd.
12:00: Speeches will commence from invited guest speakers from the top of a Lothian Double Decker Bus
12:30: Pride Scotia March moves off, heading north turning left into the Canongate, proceeding into Canongate, then the High Street. Continuing up the High Street, turning left at Lawnmarket Junction onto George IV Bridge, continuing along George IV Bridge, left into Bristo Place, turning Right into Potterrow and turning right in Crichton Street.
13:15: Turning right into Charles Field, The Pride Scotia March arrives at the EUSA Campus the Site of the Pride Edinburgh 2019: This Is Me Festival
All timings following departure are approximate.
Should The EUSA Campus reach capacity, the remainder of the Pride Scotia March will continue ahead from Crichton Street into George Square, turning left into Middle Meadow Walk and dispersing on The Meadows.
Pride Edinburgh wants to thank The City of Edinburgh Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service East and additional city partners for making the Pride Scotia March a reality.
The headline sponsor is Manchester Airport and you can find all the other sponsors named here.
Team Taiwan is taking part in Pride Edinburgh this year. Taiwan is the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. The team spokesperson said : “We are all proud to participate in this year’s Pride Edinburgh to mark the historical moment.”