LGBT Groups in the north of Scotland

LGBT Groups in the north of Scotland

The Highland LGBT Forum is a group of volunteers drawn from the LGBT community. It is independent from any other organisations and aims to organise a variety of events for the local LGBT community where everyone is welcome.

This page aims to be an informative list of groups within the north of Scotland which serve the LGBT community. This includes details of groups and events which are not connected to or organised by the Highland LGBT Forum.

INVERNESS

The following groups meet in Inverness offering support and/or social contact:

  • Pillar LGBT Youth Group in Inverness (for 13 - 25 year olds). Contact LGBT Youth Scotland.
  • Highland Rainbow Folk is an independent group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender volunteers, working to raise awareness of issues facing older LGBT people in the North of Scotland.
  • Swans (transgender / transvestite / transexual) is an independent group which meets at the Beaufort Hotel in Inverness on the last Thursday of the month
  • Highland Hearts is is a social group for LBTI (Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) women based in the Inverness area.

MORAY 

The LGBT Moray group has a coffee morning in Forres on the third Saturday of every month and one social night in a pub in Elgin on the first Tuesday of each month (see events page). If you're nervous about coming along, someone can meet you in advance - call the group mobile on 07598418638 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to bring along a friend for support if you wish. Join the LGBT Moray Facebook page for updates or visit their web site.
LGBT Moray Youth for under 18s has a Facebook page.

ARGYLL / OBAN 

Waverley Care is running a new Gateway Group for LGBT people to meet informally in Oban, as well as Kintyre Embrace in Campbeltown. For both groups, call or email Katrina: 07760 701 308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

WESTERN ISLES
LGBT Western Isles is an initiative set up in October 2012 to connect people via Facebook.
Out Out West also has a page on Facebook but the group is no longer meeting.

ORKNEY
For the Kirkwall group - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHETLAND
For the Shetland LGBT group in Lerwick - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their Facebook group. Family & friends welcome.

OTHER GROUPS
A useful list of local groups throughout Scotland can be found in Scotsgay magazine.

Please note that the Highland LGBT Forum is an independent, registered charity.
This page is intended to be a list of information about groups which may be useful to anyone in the LGBT community.