The Highland Pride Winter Walk took place in Inverness yesterday amidst a riot of colour.
Bearing an array of flags and banners, the participants enjoyed made a circular loop of the islands beginning and ending at the Eden Court Theatre.
Those on the parade had been encouraged to bring their families, work colleagues and pets for a celebratory, if chilly, walk around the River Ness.
Organisers wanted the walk to be a proud celebration of the LGBT+ community, while also helping to boost the mental and physical health on those on it.
The event coincided with LGBT History Month and comes ahead of even bigger event planned for the city later in the year.
Highland Pride organisers and Highland Council have announced that one of Scotland’s biggest LGBT+ Pride events will take place in the Bught Park on Sunday, July 19.
Formerly known as Proud Ness and recently renamed to reflect the hundreds of supporters who travelled from all over the North of Scotland to take part and show their support, it will also feature a march, leaving from Inverness city centre, ahead of an afternoon of speeches, music and performances at the park.
The programme for Highland Pride will include a number of additional events, including the Inverness Shinty Sixes Tournament, from 11am, a Highland Pride Village and the Ruff Ness Dog Show, which starts at 2pm.
Highland Pride events Manager and Highland LGBT forum committee member, Jessica Taylor, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the support to host our summer event during the Highland Games weekend in 2020.
“We had this amazing opportunity in 2019, resulting in the biggest parade and one of the largest Pride events in Scotland, topping both Edinburgh and Glasgow numbers.
“Over 10,000 people were in attendance from all over the Highlands and Islands, Moray and further afield.
“Plans are already underway to deliver another successful day where everyone can get involved and help us celebrate and support our local LGBT+ community with our own unique blend of Highland pride.”