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With award-winning attractions, unforgettable events and spectacular scenery, Scotland makes a great holiday destination for all travellers. LGBT visitors can enjoy a warm welcome and loads to see and do across the country, from outdoor activities and wonderful natural parks to outstanding museums, world-class festivals and much more.

Browse the links below to find out more about our guide to the LGBT scene and events around Scotland, and get inspired for your next fantastic holiday. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, a cosmopolitan city break or the perfect place to get married, you're sure to find it in Scotland.

  • Edinburgh Castle lit up during the Tattoo Festival - photo by Kenny Lam
    Edinburgh Castle
  • Underground Bar, in Glasgow
    Underground, Glasgow
  • Pride Scotia march leading up the Royal Mile - image courtesy of Pride Scotia
    Pride Scotia
  • The marriage anvil at Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway
    The marriage anvil in Gretna Green, one of the world's most popular wedding destinations
Royal Mile, Edinburgh - photo by Kenny Lam

Edinburgh

Discover the LGBT scene in Scotland's inspiring capital, where captivating history meets cosmopolitan culture.

Looking down a busy Buchanan Street from the steps in front of the Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow

Find LGBT bars and things to see and do in Glasgow, a vibrant city famed for its buzzing atmosphere and friendly locals.

Crowds gather on the Royal Mile during Edinburgh's Pride celebrations - image courtesy of Pride Scotia

Events

Browse a great range of events with LGBT themes, including Pride Scotia and Glasgay! Festival.

Glasgay! logo

Glasgay! 2014

The UK's biggest LGBT multi-arts festival turns 21 this year, celebrating with a fantastic programme of theatre, comedy and more from 20 October - 15 November.

View of the city of Aberdeen with a purple sky beyond

LGBT Scotland

Find fun and friendly gay bars plus great things to see and do in other parts of Scotland, including Aberdeen and Dundee.

The marriage anvil at Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

Getting married

Scotland became the 17th country to legalise same-sex marriage in February 2014, with the first ceremonies due to take place on 31 December.

Interior of Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh

Useful links

Find information about gay-friendly accommodation, events, tours around Scotland and much more with these useful links.

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Things to see and do

Find things to see and do in Scotland, whatever the weather

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Search for accommodation in Scotland; choose from luxury hotels, castles, cosy B&Bs or self catering properties.

Plan your trip

Fly direct to Scotland, via a connection in the UK or Europe, or take the ferry from the Continent