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West Lothian Pride 2018

The fourth annual West Lothian Pride is promising to be the biggest and best event yet.

Everyone is welcome to come along on Saturday 28 July to celebrate and support West Lothian's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within our local communities.

West Lothian College in Livingston will host a special Pride Village with information stalls and Pride essentials for sale from 1pm, with a fun-filled day of marching, guest speakers and live entertainment planned.

A full programme of entertainment is planned for the day, including performances from X Factors Ryan Lawrie, HayleeG - Devils in Skirts, Sian Cross, The Rabbit Hole and Beats of Brazil followed by the 'I Am What I Am' after Pride party from 8.30pm at the Ferranti Suites at Livingston Football Club.

The Pride march will commence at 1.45pm at the college entrance gates, with participants encouraged to dress up and bring along their own banners to ensure a colourful parade.

The march will make its way through Livingston town centre from 2.00pm, arriving back at Pride Village for 3.00pm for commencement of the live entertainment.

West Lothian Pride is organised by a dedicated team of people and organisations from within and around West Lothian.  We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support in particular National Lottery Awards For All Scotland, West Lothian Council, West Lothian College, McDonald's Restaurants Livingston and Ecosse Signs.

Those attending are reminded that West Lothian Pride is an outdoor event so please dress according to the weather conditions and don't forget your sunscreen. Please also be aware that Pride Village is an alcohol-free zone, and smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes are only permitted in the marked designated smoking areas.

Deputy leader of West Lothian Council, Kirsteen Sullivan said said: "West Lothian Pride is going from strength to strength with a fabulous day's activity planned for its fourth year.

"It's always fantastic to see so many local residents showing their support for West Lothian's LBGT community at what is always a lively and colourful event."

For full event details, and to register to attend, go to www.westlothianpride.org.   You can also follow the event on social media at www.facebook.com/westlothianpride or www.twitter.com/WLothianPride or www.instagram.com/west_lothian_pride/