LGBTQ+ Student and Staff


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Opportunities for students and staff content

Opportunities for students and staff

We are committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination in all aspects of our work and study - in this space we will showcase and celebrate achievements of, and opportunities for, students and staff.

Join us in creating a UHI partnership where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally, explore opportunities below!

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Learn more about Pride

Learn more about Pride

'Pride' is a celebration and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month takes place every year in June (though events and opportunities might be year-round!) and is marked by various events, parades, festivals, and activities that promote visibility, acceptance, and equality for LGBTQ+ individuals.  

Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred in June 1969 and are considered a significant milestone in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. It serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, advocate for equal rights, and celebrate the diversity and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ individuals. 


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Join a local Pride event

Join a local Pride event

Explore Pride opportunities near your UHI campus: 

  • Shetland Pride – Sat 1 July in #Shetland. They are currently looking for local businesses who would like to run a stall at the event! You can also support by volunteering at the event, or through sponsorship at:
  • Hebridean Pride – Sat 8 July at the Town Hall in #Stornoway, #OuterHebrides
  • Highland Pride – Sat 22 July in #Inverness. If you’d like to support, Highland Pride are currently looking for volunteers:
  • Perthshire Pride – Sat 26 Aug in #Perth. They are looking for local businesses who would like to run a stall at the event! You can also support Perthshire Pride by grabbing some #PrideMerch from their store:
  • Pride In Moray – 2 September in #Forres. They are currently giving pride flags to local groups/businesses in exchange for donations!
  • Oban Pride – 1-3 Sep. For ways to support #ObanPride including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, head to:
Keep an eye out for …
  • Bute LGBT+ – who are currently looking for support in getting #ButePride running again!
  • Lochaber Pride – who are currently crowdfunding to support their campaign work including support services, educational programs, and community events.
  • Dunoon Pride
  • Orkney Pride
 If we’ve missed anyone, please so let us know by emailing so that we can add your event asap!

Or explore all Pride Events!


Are you LGBTQ+, or exploring your identity, and require support? Check out our LGBTQ+ Support Hub for support contacts both in and out of UHI.

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LGBT Youth Scotland - Local Clubs for Under 25s

LGBT Youth Scotland are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people. They host an interactive map of clubs that they and other organisations run, usually for 13-25 year olds. They also run a digital group for those across the Highlands and Islands, called The Outlanders. Click the image to discover more opportunities with LGBT Youth Scotland.

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LEAP Sport Scotland

LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. They maintain a map of local LGBTQ+ friendly sports clubs, and work closely with them. Click the image to find out more about joining, or registering, an LGBTQ+ inclusive sports club.

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HISA Clubs & Societies

UHI Students have formed many different clubs and societies through HISA. HISA affiliated clubs and societies are based throughout the Highlands, Islands, Moray, and Perthshire and are a great way to engage in new opportunities, reduce feelings of isolation, and collaborate with peers. Contact HISA or click this button if you are considering joining, or creating, a LGBTQ+ club!

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LGBT Social Events Calendar

LGBT Health & Wellbeing host this live social calendar, so you can find and participate in events across Scotland. Some are online, and all are designated safe spaces. They welcome the diversity of the LGBT community including non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual people, people exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and those who do not use labels.

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UHI is not necessarily affiliated with the external services listed. Please check their location, service remit, and privacy notices prior to proceeding. We hope to add more resources and helpful information to this page soon so if you have any suggestions, please get in touch via The Red Button.