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Over 1200 turn out to celebrate West Lothian Pride 2018

Over 1200 happy revellers came to celebrate and support West Lothian's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at fourth annual West Lothian Pride event on Saturday 28 July.

A fun-filled afternoon of live entertainment compered by James Smith AKA Mr Fabulous took place at Pride Village in West Lothian College including performances from X Factors Ryan Lawrie, HayleeG - Devils in Skirts, Sian Cross, The Rabbit Hole and Beats of Brazil as well as a special Pride parade through Livingston town centre.

Guests heard inspiring speeches from Depute leader of West Lothian Council Kirsteen Sullivan, Angela Constance MSP and Hannah Bardell MP.

Depute leader of West Lothian Council, Kirsteen Sullivan said: "West Lothian Pride was a fantastic celebration of our LGBT community, and I was privileged to be asked to speak at the event, representing West Lothian Council.

"The event was simply fantastic and continues to get bigger and better every year. It was brilliant to see the amount of people who turned out on the day and all the people behind the scenes deserve huge credit for organising such a colourful and diverse event."

West Lothian Pride is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers and organisations from within and around West Lothian, with support from West Lothian Council, West Lothian Youth Action Project, West Lothian College, as well as many local businesses.

Organisers would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's event the biggest and best event yet, including all the speakers, guests and musical acts.

They would also like to thank all sponsors for their support in particular National Lottery Awards For All Scotland, West Lothian Council, West Lothian College, McDonald's Restaurants Livingston, Domino's, Livingston and Ecosse Signs.

Please share your views on this year's Pride to help make Pride 2019 event better by completing their survey at Pride Survey.