It was the day Scotland’s capital city conquered prejudice with a resounding display of Pride.
More than 3,000 people triumphantly marched together from Broughton Street to the Meadows via Princes on June 17, 1995 for the country’s first ever Pride Scotland march.
1. Official logo
The event was the brainchild of Edinburgh University students Laura Norris and Duncan Hothersall, who were keen to emulate the incredible success of the Pride movement south of the border. Photo: Equality Network
2. The Mound
A huge crowd make their way up the Mound to show their support. Photo: Equality Network
3. Princes Street marchers
More than 3000 people joined the march, which started at Broughton Street and made its way along Princes Street and towards the Meadows. Photo: TINA NORRIS
4. Show of Pride
Homosexuality had remained a crime until 1980, and this was Scotland’s chance to show how far it come in terms of achieving equality. Photo: HAMISH CAMPBELL