Pride Glasgow recognises that some festival visitors require additional support to help them in attending the festival and this year we have put a specific focus into improving the accessibility of the festival.
Our accessibility action plan is a multi year approach and we aim to build on the facilities we are putting into place this year in future years.

Tickets

Carer/PA Tickets
Introduced in 2016 and continuing this year to make Pride accessible to everyone, we provide deaf or disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance and are in receipt of one of the following with an extra ticket at no additional cost for their PA/Carer
• Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
• Evidence of being severely sight impaired
• A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card.
PLEASE NOTE: Although priority will go to those people that receive one of the above all applications will be considered individually.

PA Ticket applications closed on the 1st of August 2017.

Access Tent

This area was introduced this year and is setup to be a safe space for disabled participants to meet, gain access to information and a reporting point for any incidents or support requirements.
This area will also host a changing places accessible toilet with hoist and adult changing bench.
Within the Access Tent you will find
• Wheelchair/Scooter Charging Points (please bring your charger)
• Pride Information Point with sing language interpreter for access to first aid, police, security and Pride Teams.
• Watering/Feeding Point for Assistance dogs
• Third Party Reporting for crimes
• Seating (this will be limited)
• Changing Places Toilet with hoist and adult changing bench

Site Wide you will find

• Accessible Toilets throughout the site
• Access Stewards (with clearly identifiable T-shirts) who’s role will be to support those using both the access area and throughout the site.
• BSL stage programming and stall area participation.

Parade

This year the parade will have a specific safe space towards the front of the parade to ensure that the parade moves at a pace suitable for everyone. This space will have access stewards present to assist with those that require it during the parade.
However if you wish to take part in any other location within the parade you are welcome.
Individuals are able to take part in the parade either by walking or using a wheelchair/scooter at no cost.
We are currently exploring options for transport in the access section of the parade for those that want to take part in the parade but cannot walk the full distance of the Parade If this is something you would be keen to have please contact us on access@pride.scot
We welcome All members of the community to join us on the parade.
For more information on the parade please see the website. If you have any specific access questions regarding the parade please contact access@pride.scot

Main Event

PEAK ENTRY TIMES: Peak entry times are between 1pm and 3pm. You may wish to arrive before this to gain entry.
During peak times (especially when the Parade finishes) those with a disability which means they cannot queue for a long time should contact a steward who will arrange direct entry.  Patrons with bags will be required to undergo bag searches.
If you register your accessibility requirements with us in advance we  will endeavour to support you in accessing the field and parade. Please contact access@pride.scot This can also include receiving your wristbands in advance without the need to queue to exchange them and fast track entry to the site.

Accessible Toilets / Changing Room Facilities

There are accessible toilets located in all toilet areas.
These are staffed throughout the day to prevent misuse. Baby changing facilities can be found in the family area.
A toilet with Hoist and adult changing room can be found in the access tent. (Please note anyone using the hoist should bring their own swing)
Viewing Area – Information coming soon

BSL Sign Language (BSL) Interpreting Services

This year the BSL interpreters will also be available to provide support throughout the site. If you require access to an interpreter please contact a Steward or visit the Access Tent.
The main stage will also have a signer on the stage during the main performances.

Parking

This year we have secured a limited number of parking bays within Glasgow Green for blue badge holders. These spaces MUST be booked in advance and due to the location of these bays and the parade starting point will not be accessible between 11am and 1pm and 2pm – 3pm on the Saturday.
To book your car parking space contact access@pride.scot please include a copy of your blue badge.

Alternative Format Information

If you require information in a different format please contact the access team on access@pride.scot or call/SMS 07379520814 (we can accept SMS, Telephone calls, Text phone calls if prefix with 18002, WhatsApp or email conversations) We can also accept Text Phone chats directly using the NGT Lite app please call 18001 07379520814