Fife Pride is returning to the Kingdom next year, and the date has already been confirmed.
The first event held in Kirkcaldy earlier this year was hailed as a huge success, with an estimated 3,500 flocking to the town centre in celebration of inclusion, and Fife’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
In a survey of 448 Pride attendees, over 90% rated the event as excellent or good and more than 1 in 10 people came from outside Fife, a potential tourism bonanza for Fife’s hotels and restaurants next year if the event grows further as expected.
An estimated £150,000 being spent in the local economy, benefitting Fife hotels, businesses and travel providers. The research also shows that nearly half of those attending had never been to a Pride event before.
The Pride board has added new blood following a period of consultation and recruitment from within the community, including meetings in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes held in September. Around 30 people have already volunteered to get involved in organising the event for next year.
Speaking to The Fife Free Press, one of the organising team, Stuart Duffy, said: “We were delighted with the response from Fifers to our new Pride event this summer, especially with the local businesses who really got involved from the High Street.
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