There are some great LGBT events happening throughout the year, while a number of bars, restaurants and clubs offer themed nights, parties, exhibitions and much, much more. In February, Scotland celebrates LGBT History Month with an excellent selection of programmes and activities right across the country, so you can enjoy everything from film screenings and debates to parties and ceilidhs. Edinburgh's gay pride festivities, Pride Scotia, take place every June.
Fast-talking, friendly Glaswegians are proud of their city and give a warm welcome to visitors. OutSpoken Arts is an ongoing LGBT arts festival held at venues throughout the city hosting plays, films, talks and art exhibitions. Glasgow Airport is the main gateway into Scotland for transatlantic flights.
There is the 'gay district' in Glasgow which is around the Polo Lounge area. I have quite a lot of gay friends and there is definitely a thriving gay scene which exploded last week with the huge Pride march. As Glasgow is by far Scotland's largest city, and the most cosmopolitan, I would expect it to be the most prominent in Scotlandbut you never know.
While not the capital, Glasgow is actually the largest city in Scotland and its intriguing Victorian-Industrial urban landscape plays host to worldly queer, student and artistic communities — all of which help make Gay Glasgow this intriguing, sophisticated yet down-to-earth city, and one of the most vibrant places north of the border! Whether you are looking for creative design spaces, avant-garde burlesque, hipster coffee shops frequented by even cuter Scottish guys and girls — or some of the best clubbing in Europe, Gay Glasgow has it all! Same-sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since and in this peaceful and open-minded country, queer travelers are welcomed everywhere with small rainbow flags on almost every store, club and restaurant window. While during the brief, beautiful summer days it is easy to meet gay locals in the parks and around town, in the bitterly cold winters you might want to turn to hookups to meet a friendly local in Glasgow to show you around or perhaps invite you to a pint in a warm pub!
Black Kilt Tours of Scotland. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland with a vibrant gay scene. Once an industrial engine of the Empire, post industrial Glasgow has re-invented itself and is undergoing a massive regeneration.
Glasgow is gay all over, but it's great that there are such a high concentration of fantastic gay bars and clubs in the prettiest part of the city. There ain't no party like a Bella Houston party. Karaoke queen and Glasgow drag legend Bella is a regular fixture at Dels.
Not short of club nights, Glasgow has a reasonable mix of the mainstream and the leftfield. Lock Up Your Daughters is a local collective that makes zines, runs filmmaking workshops and puts on the odd club night. Curating a monthly screening of queer classics at the GFTtheir events are the perfect place to meet new creative pals with a shared love of arthouse cinema and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Glasgow is one of the most gay-friendly places in Europe, and you can tell by the number of trendy places the city has to offer. With karaoke, quizzes and DJ parties, Delmonicas is at the heart of the local gay community. The vibrant venue is the perfect place to start your night before heading off to a club. Enjoy drink promos and keep an eye open for promoters handing out free passes to other local hotspots.
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