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So, its the last update of the year from


the crew at ScotsGay Towers, and we have
lots of exciting things coming up to report
over the next month! As always there is a
plethora of entertainment whatever your
taste and I am particularly impressed with
how many bars have late licences and/or are
open on Xmas day! I think we hit a record
high this year. So get your hands on some
of this hot action!
Planet just keeps getting better every
time I go in from the dcor, to the
entertainment, to the drinks offers! Last
months Planet Ink featuring awesome
tattooists from Old Town Tattoo was a
massive success, with the artists having the
opportunity to showcase their talents, offer
discounts and familiarise themselves to
customers. Its high time the scene
embraced and celebrated the alternative
community that is so prevalent in Edinburgh.
And it also gave strangers to body art the
chance to explore this for themselves in
an atmosphere they were comfortable
with. So if you do fancy something a wee
bit different to do with your Xmas
spends, check out Old Town Tattoos
website/facebook page!
Also at Planet, their Thu night
quizzes have been a huge hit. They
consist of two question rounds, a music
round and a face round. Followed by a
Deal or No Deal card challenge at the
end, just to keep you on your toes! And
unlike some of the other scene quizzes
which are more high brow in nature, this is a
quiz that even the most unintellectual of you
can manage! You know who you are! Get in
there for some huge cash winnings, which
have ranged from 50 to 150. Planets
festive deets: 1pm-3am opening; Xmas Eve
open as usual; Xmas Day 8pm-3am;
Boxing Day 4pm-3am; New Years Day
4pm-3am with comedy duo Daz Glaz and
Cilla Slack entertaining you with charity
bingo, deal or no deal and other such
tomfoolery! On Hogmanay, Planet will be
dropping balloons full of cash, drinks
vouchers, club passes, tattoo vouchers and
more! And watch out for the start of their
table service and snacks menu!
And quite possibly the most exciting
news on the scene THIS YEAR which I think
may have made me squee more than a little
was the introduction of Planets awesome
Smirnoff Mojito Cocktail ON DRAUGHT!!!!!!
Last month I reported that cheap vodka was
no more in Planet; theyre Smirnoff all the
way! And now they have Mojito Cocktails on
draught its a thing of true beauty. Really
fresh tasting beautiful mojitos, we all know
how you just love a cocktail or two out
there! Sample these at the intro price of just
3.95 which is awesome as these are so
strong theyll knock your socks off!!
Up at Frenchies, their Lady Gaga party
went down a storm last month as
everything Lady Gaga does! And to
accompany the range of entertainment, they
have started their Winter Sale with great
promos available Sun-Thu. They are open on
Xmas Day from 5pm-3am. And carrying on
the themed parties, Frenchies have got an
extravaganza planned for Hogmanay an

Jodie
Fleming-Stanley
edinburgh@scotsgay.co.uk

PICS: Planet

PICS: Frenchies

GayScene

awesome Military Themed Party! Get your


uniforms on and head to Edinburghs oldest
gay bar for fun fun fun! Sat 14th Jan sees
another themed party, this time a Winter
WHITE Party! White outfits required, and
white shooters, snacks and cocktails will all
be available! For anyone who hasnt been to
Frenchies, its tucked in behind the back of
Princes Street, at the very end of Rose Street
(Waverley end). Its a perfect little oasis to
relax in after a hectic day Xmas shopping!
Experience the warmth from their Winter
Warmers (Hot Toddy, Hot Port, Mulled Wine
and Mulled Cider). Yum!
Priscillas features a one-off Xmas
spectacular from glam duo Miss Scarlet
Diamonte & Saggy Sonia on Sat 17th Dec.
Scarlet Diamonte is an Edinburgh scene fav,
and for those not in the know, Saggy Sonia
is reported to be her younger and better
looking sister! Why dont you be the judge
of that claim as the duo give you a night of
remade Xmas classics, kicking off from 9pm
with Lala Hotpants on the decks. The crew
at Priscillas guarantee this is the best drag
show in town! Sun 18th Dec brings the
GRAND FINAL of The Voice! Edinburghs
Got Talent winner Gavin Blackie will be
performing his brand new single live on the
night, and will also be on the judging panel
as the final 4 perform to impress and be
crowned The Voice 2011! Exciting stuff!
On Sat 24th Dec, JLM will be hosting Festive
Karaoke 7-11pm , then Boozy Soozy takes
over to keep you partying hard to the early
hours of Xmas morning! On Xmas Day the
hard working crew batten down the hatches,
re-opening again on Boxing Day as normal.
Sat 31st Dec, Jamie Lee Morley and Boozy
Soozy will be entertaining party lovers all
night long, with some secret plans for yall check out their website/Facebook page for
more details!! Its gonna be a smash and
details kept under wraps to keep you in
suspense till the last minute! You will just
have to be there to really be in with the fun!
Every Sat is karaoke from 7-10pm, so get
your vocal cords prepared with some fine
Priscillas buckets, vases and fish bowls of
cocktails. Oh and Priscillas have a 3am
licence every night from 18th Dec-3rd Jan
and with their 5am opening, that is 22 hours
of drinking fun! Hardcore!
The Street are launching a new Sunday
session which has already commenced.
Some of the entertainment going on there
includes Trendy Wendy and Morgan
spinning the decks and seeing the bells in,
and then Wendy will be hitting Elbow and
Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo until 5am.
For all you ladies out there, Saturday
Night Beaver are having their Xmas party on
Sat 17th Dec at The Speakeasy with
special guest Santa Claudia and her special
shelfs! A little Xmas treat for all you
lovely ladies looking for love, lust or a good
hard dance sesh. From 11pm!
And for the guys, Jan will see the
BearScots having their post-festive bash
with the Bears in the Basement, at the New
Town Bar on Sat 14th Jan. They will be
getting right into prep too for the 10th
BearScotFest in Edinburgh which has been
announced as 5th -7th Oct 2012.

At the Newtown Bar, the main event


leading up to Xmas is that celebrity fag hag
and Edinburgh scene celebrity fav Michelle
McManus will be performing LIVE on the
Newtown stage on Fri 23rd Dec! Its gonna
be huge. And every Fri, Ruby Reynolds is on
stage with live performance and song
requests from 9pm onwards bringing a bit of
festive cheer to proceedings. And if youre
looking for something different and gleeful
to do of a Sun, check out Sunday Round The
Piano with free afternoon tea (sandwiches
and home baking)! The Newtowns
basement bar also opened again this week,
so look out for lots of new events coming
up.
A small message from the crew at the NTB:
On behalf of myself and the staff, we want
to wish our fellow gay bars a very merry
(and busy) Xmas! Heres to a healthy and
happy New Year. Also thanks to everyone
who has come to the bar over the past year!
Roll on 2012 for lots of new events and a lot
more Fundraising fun! Here here!
Heres a wee note of the NTBs opening
times: Wed 21st Dec Mon 2nd Jan Noon3am. Fri 23rd, Fri 30th and Sat 31st 4am
license! And Xmas Day opening Noon3pm then 8pm-3am.
The Caledonian Thebans have braved
all for a special calendar, which was
launched for sale at a party at the Newtown
Bar recently!
And for the late night entertainment, as
always CC Blooms are pulling it all out of the
bag! Their Xmas and New Year Festival
kicks off with the first 5am close at Sunday
Skool on Sun 18th Dec. DJ Shelle La Belle
has built this 90s old skool dance night up
to become the ONLY place to be on a Sun
night! And with an extra 2 hours of old skool
dance music, free entry and bar promos, this
is sure to be one hell of a way to kick off the
festive period! 11pm-5am. The crew are of
course open on Xmas Day, with Calvertos
Xmas Day Cracker on 25th Dec. DJ Calverto
celebrates the big day with a mix of festive
tunes and chart cheese. Perfect for dancing
off that turkey! Expect all sorts of festive fun
and giveaways!
As promised, another Friday Funk Foam
Party Special on Fri 30th Dec! DJ Shelle La
Belle will whip up a frothy mess in the last
Fri Funk and FOAM Party of 2011. With a ton
of bubbles to cavort in, great tunes, free
entry and bar promos, whats stopping you?
And on Hogmanay, the now famous 1000
Drop Party will be happening on the bells!!
The annual CCs 1000 drop will happen at
Midnight on the toll of Big Ben, when they
will be dropping balloons on the crowd
containing 1000 in cold hard cash. Last
year, many of you walked away with enough
cash to party the night away, get your taxi
home and have change left! This time it
could be you!! DJ Shazza is upstairs with
chart; DJ Blondie is downstairs with hard
dance mixes. Get there early! Its free entry
so expect to queue if you turn up late. DJs
from 8pm until 5am; its gonna be HUGE!
So thats all folks for 2012!! See you on
the other side. Lots of love from the Burgh
Division of ScotsGay Towers!

obar dheadhainn

NEWS

ABERDEEN

Glasgay!

Annie Garven 1953 - 2011

Glasgay! is looking for


acts, theatre shows,
musical acts, bands, visual artists, comedians,
cabaret and performance acts for Glasgay! 2012.
The next edition of Scotland's annual celebration
of queer culture will take place mid-October to
mid-November in Glasgow.
They want to hear from you if you have a new
work or show either recently or not yet produced.
If you have already submitted work in the
past and they know you drop them a line first. If
you have not submitted work before please
follow the guidelines on their website:
www.glasgay.co.uk/Submissions
Briefly, they need: Show
information/description, publicity materials,
press cuttings, artists biographies, and video
links. This can all be sent by E-mail:
producer@glasgay.com or by post:
Steven Thomson
Producer, Glasgay! Festival
t/a Gala Scotland Ltd
27-29 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5EZ

Edinburghs a less interesting place with the unexpected death of Annie


Garven on 1st Dec. That day, Annie was due to be singing with her friends in
Loud and Proud Choir at the World AIDS Day Service at St Johns, Princes
Street. Support for people with HIV and AIDS was only one of the causes that
Annie supported. She was a passionate environmentalist and a keen bird
watcher in and around Edinburgh and in Galloway, where Annie and her family
and friends enjoyed many happy days in their seaside cottage which had been in the family for years.
She was born in Glasgow at a time when air quality meant that as a baby,
being left out on the balcony for some fresh air required her to be swabbed
down to remove smuts on her face and clothes! Via some time down south
she spent a few years on Mull. Annie drove the fish and chip van and swam
across Tobermory Harbour in aid of charity. She subsequently came to
Edinburgh in the late 80s, living in Trinity, where she enjoyed fine views of the
city skyline and a bountiful garden.
A genealogist by profession, Annie had a razor-sharp intellect (and sense
of humour too), loved theatre and was developing a great interest in opera. Loud and Proud Choir
became, over the last six years, another family for Annie, where she famously was the sole woman in
the Tenor section and was loved by the gay men who surrounded her. The Choir dedicated a rendition
of her favourite carol to Annie at their Festive Concert and at her recent funeral turned out en masse,
with nearly 50 singing.
Anne will be remembered in Broughton Street and the Regent, where she could be opinionated and
grumpy, but on many more days, be a faithful and interested, interesting and loyal friend. Our
condolences to Annies mother Morag, sister Jane and family and friends many, various and missing
her.
Robert Cole

Here we go with my final offering for


2011 with news from the scene, sexual
health and more.
There are a few changes afoot at Cheerz
Bar and Club including going a wee bit high
tech and a scene queen making a Hogmanay
return! The Bar has gone wireless and now
has WiFi available in the bar. You can now
also pay by most credit and debit cards in
the bar and club. They would also like to
remind you of the new opening times for the
bar which are from 11am Mon-Sat and from
2pm on a Sun. The bar will be open 11am2am on Sat 24th and 31st Dec with the club
open 10.30pm-4am on these days, the bar
will be closed on Xmas Day and 1st Jan but
Cheerz nightclub will be open 9pm-2am with
free entry.
The New Year will be brought in at
Cheerz Bar with the fabulous Cherry
Bakewell and Bobbie Dazzler from 9pm with
DJ Steve, Scott West and the affa fabulous
DJ Ryan Beattie ringing in the bells at Cheerz
nightclub. Tickets are available
now for Hogmanay and they urge
you to get them early to avoid
queuing.
The departures lounge at
Cheerz is getting busy with two
of the boys, barman Craig
Mitchell and DJ Scotty West,
moving on during December, we
wish them well in whatever they
are off to get up to. Steve and
Garry would also like to thank
everyone for their continued
support at Cheerz bar and club in
the past 12 months and we
would like to wish everyone a
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Speaking of the New Year touch my
bum The Cheeky Girls will be at Cheerz
Club on 20th Jan with tickets available soon.
Chaplins Aberdeen brings to you on
Sun 18th Dec Comedy Hypnotist Gareth
Fulton back in Aberdeen for a 2nd time they

GayScene

AndiWatson
aberdeen@scotsgay.co.uk

will also have the Fabulous Cherry Bakewell


with her Xmas show featuring the best Xmas
songs and maybe even Santa.... not to be
missed. Tickets only 5 available from the
club now.
The Market
Arms will be sure
to keep you
entertained over
the festive period
with karaoke,
banter and more
from Peter and
the team there.
Pop in for a drink
and try out the
smallest LGBT
friendly bar on the
scene.
Wellmans will be
operating different
hours over the festive
period as in previous
years, contact them
on Aberdeen (01224)
211441 to check
before visiting.

Its that time of year with Xmas parties


every night and having a few too many
beverages! Keep yourself safe and sexy this
festive period, free condoms and lube are

available at Cheerz,
Chaplins, Market
Arms & Wellmans
on the scene and are
also available from
Terrence Higgins
Trust at 246 George
Street and City Clinic
at Woolmanhill. If
you have any sexual
health questions or
worries contact NHS Grampian Sexual
Health Services on 0845 3379900 or THT
Direct on 0808 9021221.
Terrence Higgins Trust, Global Xchange
and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
would like to thank everyone who came
along and supported them at events for
World AIDS Day. They raised some cash
and more importantly awareness of HIV and
AIDS services and support within the region.
There was also a new HIV resource for
professionals launched by Carina Ebdy, the
Positive Scotland Co-ordinator from THT. If
you would like a copy of the resource please
E-mail: carina.ebdy@tht.org.uk
Based in Aberdeen The Pink Map is a
new website which highlights venues across
the UK and also has blogs on various topics.
Check out the site at www.pinkmap.co.uk
Aber Dabba Doo is Aberdeens only
radio show dedicated fully to LGBT issues,
featuring a mix of news, views, guests and
information presented by Greg Addison from
11am-1pm every Sun on 99.8FM across
Aberdeen and online at www.shmu.org.uk
Have a great festive period and dont
forget to send any news and information to
the usual address. Andi xx

*denotes ScotsGay available

VENUES&EMPORIA
ABERDEEN

EDINBURGH

CHAPLINS*
20 Adelphi. Sun & Thu 9pm2am, Fri-Sat 9pm-3am. New
LGBT and Straight friendly
venue in old My Club premises.

ADULT CONCEPTIONS*
8 Drummond Street. Tel: 0131557 9413. Fax: 0131-557 8336.
Sun Noon-9pm, Mon-Sat
10am-9pm. Fem 2 Dom is at
25 Easter Road. Tel: 0131-623
6969. Licensed sex shops.

CHEERZ BAR & CLUB*


11 Hadden Street. Lively gay
bar and club with entertainment
and more.
MARKET ARMS*
13 Hadden Street. LGBT
friendly pub with karaoke 5
nights a week.
WELLMANS HEALTH
STUDIO*
218 Holburn Street. Tel:
(01224) 211441. Mon-Fri
Noon-10pm, Sat Noon-9pm,
Sun 2-9pm. 8-man Jacuzzi,
sauna, steamroom, caf. Free
Internet access. Massage
available.
E-mail: rod@
wellmans-health-studio.co.uk
www.wellmans-healthstudio.co.uk

DUMFRIES
DUMFRIES LGBT CENTRE*
88b High Street. Tel: (01387)
255058. Text: 07781 481788.
Drop-in: Mon 3.30-5.30pm.
E-mail:
DandG@lgbtyouth.org.uk
www.lgbtcentredg.co.uk
STICKY
Sky Bar, The Venue, 6/7 Church
Place.Tel: (01387) 263623.
Infoline: (01387) 255058. 9pm2am. Last Fri of each month.
Club night.
www.clubsticky.co.uk

DUNDEE
ABODE*
22 St Andrews Street. Tel:
Dundee (01382) 223923.
Mon-Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun
12.30pm-Midnight. LGBT
friendly bar and eaterie.
www.bebo.com/theabodebar
BROOKS BAR*
2 St Andrews Lane. Wed-Thu
7pm-Midnight, Fri-Sun 3pmMidnight. Gay bar.
JOCKS HEALTH
CLUB/SAUNA*
11 Princes Street. Tel: (01382)
451986. Noon-10pm. Sauna,
gym, steamroom, lockers,
lounge, cabins.
E-mail: ask@jockssauna.co.uk
www.jockssauna.co.uk
KLOZET*
73-75 Seagate. Tel: Dundee
(01382) 690403. Sun 12.30Midnight, Mon-Sat 11amMidnight. Formerly The Gauger.
Karaoke Wed, Fri & Sun. Pool
table. Free WiFi. Regular live
bands and acts.
OUT*
124 Seagate. Tel: (01382)
200660. Wed-Sun 11pm2.30am. Good atmosphere,
very popular disco with wide
selection of sounds and the
occasional act/PA.
THE SALTY DOG*
9 Crichton Street. Sun-Tue
4pm-Midnight, Wed-Thu 2pmMidnight, Fri-Sat
11am-Midnight. Cosy little bar.

THE AULD HOOSE*


23-25 St Leonards Street.
Tel: 0131-668 2934. Sun
12.30pm-1am, Mon-Sat Noon1am. Everybody-friendly real
ale bar. Food served: Mon-Sat
Noon-9.30pm, Sun 12.308pm.
E-mail:
liz@theauldhoose.co.uk
www.theauldhoose.co.uk
BLUE MOON CAF*
1 Barony Street/36 Broughton
Street. Tel: 0131-556 2788
(Bar) or 0131-557 0911
(Office). Sat-Sun 10am-11pm,
Mon-Fri 11am-11pm. Food
served until 10pm. Popular
LGBT caf.
www.bluemooncafe.co.uk
BOBBIE'S BOOKSHOP*
220 Morrison Street. Tel: 0131538 7069. Mon-Sat
10am-1pm, 2-5.30pm. Sells a
selection of gay magazines.
BOOTY*
GHQ, 4 Picardy Place. Tel:
0131-550 1780. Info Line:
07736 936650. Sun 11pm3am. Club night.
E-mail:
dale@lushmarketing.com
www.club-booty.com
CAF HABANA*
22 Greenside Place. Tel: 0131558 1270. 1pm-1am. Friendly
pre-club bar popular with locals
and visitors. Free WiFi
Internet.
E-mail:
cafehabanaEH1@mac.com
www.cafehabanaEH1.com
CAF NOM DE PLUME*
60 Broughton Street. Tel: 0131478 1372. Caf/bar at the LGBT
Centre. Meals, snacks, drinks.
Free WiFi. Dogs welcome.
Outdoor smoking area.
E-mail:
info@theregentbar.co.uk
C.C. BLOOM'S*
23-24 Greenside Place.
Tel: 0131-556 9331. Sun 9pm3am, Mon-Thu 8pm-3am,
Fri-Sat 6pm-3am. Two funky
floors! Disco every night from
11pm.
E-mail:
ccblooms@tiscali.co.uk
www.bebo.com/
CCBloomsNightClub
DARE
SpeakEasy, 28 Blair Street. Tel:
0131-220 6176. 11pm-3am.
Last Sat of each month. Club
night with DJ Jon Pleased.
www.thecabaretvoltaire.com
DV8
Spiders Web Basement, 258
Morrison Street. Tel: 0131-228
1949. 8pm-1am. Last Fri of
each month. Fetish club.
http://dv8fetishclub.co.uk
EDINBURGH LGBT CENTRE*
58a and 60 Broughton Street.
Houses Caf Nom De Plume
and Pride Scotia. Free WiFi
Internet access (sponsored by
ScotsGay). Bought in 1974 by
the Scottish Minorities Group,
it is the only LGBT-owned
LGBT Centre in the UK and is
also the oldest LGBT Centre
outwith the USA. Tel: 0131-556
9471. Meeting Room Booking
Tel: 07817 533337.
E-mail: edinburghlgbtcentre
@drink.demon.co.uk

ELBOW*
133-135 East Claremont Street.
Tel: 0131-556 5662. 11am1am. Breakfast until 6pm at
weekends, Lunch 11.30am6pm, Dinner 6pm-10pm. Bar
and restaurant.
www.elbowedinburgh.co.uk
ELECTRO-SEXUAL*
C.C. Blooms, 23-24 Greenside
Place. Tel: 0131-556 9331.
11pm-3am. First Fri of each
month. Club night.
www.facebook.com/
electroedinburgh
FEVER
The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria
Street. Tel: 0131-225 2564.
Club nights. Sun 25th Dec: DJs
Fisher & Price and Miss Chris.
11pm-5am. Mon 2nd Jan: DJs
Fisher & Price and Miss Chris.
11pm-5am. Entry 8 until
11.30, 10 thereafter.
FRENCHIES BAR*
87-89 Rose Street Lane North.
Tel: 0131-225 6967.
Edinburghs oldest gay pub
now open after tasteful
refurbishment.
E-mail:
frenchies.bar@hotmail.co.uk
www.frenchies-bar.com
GHQ*
4 Picardy Place. Tel: 0131-550
1780. Tue-Sun 5pm-3am.
Stylish bar and club catering for
the capital's fashionable gays.
www.socialanimal.co.uk/
Edinburgh/GHQ
LGBT CENTRE FOR
HEALTH & WELLBEING*
9 Howe Street. Tel: 0131-523
1100. LGBT community centre
in the heart of the New Town
offering a range of events,
courses and activities. Also
provides meeting space for
community groups. See
website for listings.
E-mail:
admin@lgbthealth.org.uk
www.lgbthealth.org
NEW TOWN BAR*
26B Dublin Street. Tel: 0131538 7775. Sun 12.30pm-1am,
Mon-Thu Noon-1am, Fri-Sat
Noon-2am. Food: Mon-Fri
Noon-3pm. Popular and busy
gay bar. Free WiFi Internet
access. Real ale.
www.newtownbar.co.uk
No EIGHTEEN*
18 Albert Place, Leith Walk. Tel:
0131-553 3222. Mon-Thu
Noon-10pm, Fri-Sun Noon11pm. The UK's first VAT
registered gay sauna! 10 (8
concessions), 5 after 8pm.
www.number18sauna.com
PLANET*
6 Baxter's Place. Tel: 0131-556
5551. 1pm-1am. Popular and
busy gay bar with friendly staff.
Karaoke Sun-Thu from 9pm.
Nightly DJ.
E-mail:
planetgaybar@googlemail.com
PRISCILLA'S CABARET BAR*
17 Albert Place, Leith Walk. Tel:
0131-554 8962. Sun 2pm1am, Mon-Fri Noon-1am, Sat
5-10am and 4pm-1am. Friendly
bar putting the fun back into
coming out!
E-mail:
debrakeith11@yahoo.co.uk

Q-STORE
5 Barony Street. Tel/Fax: 0131477 4756. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm,
Sat 11am-6pm. Scotland's only
licensed gay store. Not just
feelthy pictures - lifestyle too!
THE REGENT*
2 Montrose Terrace. Tel: 0131661 8198. Sun 12.30pm-1am,
Mon-Sat 11am-1am.
Edinburghs Gay Real Ale Pub.
CAMRA's Lesbian & Gay Real
Ale Drinkers meet here on the
1st Mon of the month (2nd
Mon in Aug) from 9pm.
E-mail:
info@theregentbar.co.uk
www.lagrad-edinburgh.org.uk
SATURDAY NIGHT BEAVER
SpeakEasy, 36 Blair Street. Tel:
0131-220 6176. 10.30pm-3am.
3rd Sat of each month. For gay
and bi women and LGBTI
friendly friends.
STEAMWORKS*
5 Broughton Market. Tel: 0131477 3567. Daily 11am-11pm.
Stylish sauna forming part of
busy gay hotel and sauna
complex in centre of gay
quarter. State-of-the-art
facilities including large spa
pool, sauna cabin, large steam
room, video room, labyrinth
with themed areas, caf lounge,
free Internet access, tanning
booth. www.steamworkssauna.co.uk
THE STREET*
2 Picardy Place. Tel: 0131-556
4272. Sun 12.30pm-1am,
Mon-Sat Noon-1 am. Small but
perfectly formed bar run by
Louise and Trendy Wendy.
www.thestreetbar.co.uk
WORD POWER*
43-45 West Nicolson Street.
Tel: 0131-662 9112. Sun Noon5pm, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Independent radical bookshop.
E-mail: books
@word-power.co.uk
www.word-power.co.uk

GLASGOW
AMBASSADORS RAINBOW*
41b York Street. Tel: 0141-237
3011. Mon-Thu NoonMidnight, Fri-Sun Noon-2am.
Sauna. Mon: Buddies Day (2
for 1), Wed: Towel Free Day, Fri:
TVs, CDs and Admirers Day,
Sun: 5 entry.
www.ambassadorsrainbow
.com
www.facebook.com/
ambassadors.rainbow
BENNETS*
80-90 Glassford Street. Tel:
0141-552 5761. Wed-Mon
11.30pm-3am. Scotland's
oldest gay disco.
E-mail:
bennetsniteclub@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/
bennetsniteclub
CCA*
350 Sauchiehall Street. Tel:
0141-352 4900. Fax: 0141-332
3226. Caf Tel: 0141-332 7959.
Info: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Gallery: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm.
Caf&eacute: Mon -Sat, 10amMidnight. Bar: Mon-Sat
Noon-Midnight. Centre for
Contemporary Arts. ScotsGay
available in bar.
E-mail: gen@cca-glasgow.com
www.cca-glasgow.com
COURT BAR*
69 Hutcheson Street. Tel: 0141552 2463. Sun Noon-Midnight,
Mon-Sat 8am-Midnight.
Intimate bar. Straight friendly.
DELMONICA'S BAR*
68 Virginia Street. Tel: 0141552 4803. Noon-Midnight. DJs
nightly from 9pm. Thu: Quiz.
Sun: Karaoke.
www.socialanimal.co.uk/
GlasgowCityCentre/Delmonicas

LUKE & JACK


ADULT BOUTIQUE*
45 Virginia Street. Tel: 0141552 5699. Mon-Thu
11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10.30am6.30pm, Sun Noon-5pm.
Locally owned and
independent. Sells aromas,
toys, lubes, magazines and
books, underwear, T-shirts,
gifts, etc.
E-mail:
hello@lukeandjack.co.uk
www.lukeandjack.co.uk
MERCHANT PRIDE
20 Candleriggs. Tel: 0141-564
1285. Sun 12.30pm-Midnight,
Mon-Fri 4pm-Midnight, Sat
Noon-Midnight. Bar in the heart
of the Merchant City.
MILK*
17 John Street. Mon-Fri 4pmMidnight, Sat-Sun 3pmMidnight. Gay bar (formerly
Scene).
http://moojuice.co/
MODA*
58 Virginia Street. Tel: 0141553 2553. Mon-Thu 5pm-1am,
Fri-Sun 5pm-3am. Fashionable
pub/club.
www.socialanimal.co.uk/
GlasgowCityCentre/Moda
THE PIPEWORKS*
5-10 Metropole Lane. Tel:
0141-552 5502. Mon-Thu
11.30am-11pm, Fri 11.30amSat 6am, Sat Noon- Sun 11pm.
Men's Health and Leisure Club.
Usual facilities. 13 (10
concession).
www.thepipeworks.com
POLO LOUNGE*
84 Wilson Street. Tel: 0141-553
1221. Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, FriSun 5pm-3am. Long
established pub/club. Young
crowd. Club open Fri-Sun, 5
after 11pm.
www.socialanimal.co.uk/
GlasgowCityCentre/
Polo_Lounge
RELAX CENTRAL*
3rd Floor, 27 Union Street. Tel:
0141-221 0415. Sun Noon8.30pm, Mon-Sat
11.30am-10pm. Established
gay sauna. Entry 8.
E-mail:
relaxcentral@ymail.com
www.relaxcentral.co.uk
SILKS AND SECRETS*
308 Argyle Street. Tel: 0141572 1017. Fax: 0141-221 0959.
Sun Noon-5pm, Mon-Sat
10am-6pm. Clothes and toys
catering for gay, transvestite
and fetish tastes.
www.silksandsecrets.com
SPEAKEASY*
10 John Street. Tel: 0141-553
5851. Mon-Wed 5pmMidnight, Thu 5pm-3am, Fri
5pm-2am, Sat-Sun Noon-2am.
Fresh alternative to the gay
scene. Food served until 9pm.
E-mail:
speakeasy@g1group.com
www.socialanimal.co.uk/
GlasgowCityCentre/Speakeasy
TRON THEATRE CAF BAR*
Chisholm Street. Tel: 0141-552
8587. Fax: 0141-552 6657. Sun
11am-Late, Mon-Sat 10amLate. Friendly theatre bar.
Mixed. Good food.
www.tron.co.uk
UNDERGROUND*
6a John Street. Tel: 0141-553
2456. Mon-Fri Noon-Midnight,
Sat-Sun 1pm-Midnight.
Formerly Revolver Bar. A
refreshing antidote to the
current gay scene. Free WiFi.
www.undergroundglasgow
.com
VIOLATE
Violate Club Line: 09099
108174 (75p per min at all
times) or 07939 723387.

BDSM Runs regular clubs at


the Big Joint in South Street,
Glasgow on the first Sat of the
month.
www.violate.co.uk
THE VIRGINIA GALLERY
Basement, 45 Virgina Street.
Specialises in art from the
LGBT Community (including
Life Drawing for Bears and
Butches, and recent LGBT
Super hero/ine comic book
classes) AND erotic art for ALL!
Over 18s only. Current
exhibition: #MAN (2nd Dec New Year) features homoerotica!
THE WATERLOO*
306 Argyle Street. Tel: 0141248 7216. Sun
12.30pm-Midnight, Mon-Sat
Noon-Midnight. Popular,
crowded, down to earth
drinking shop. Scotland's
oldest gay bar. Busy, busy,
busy!
www.waterloobar.co.uk
WEDNESDAYS
The Tunnel, 84 Mitchell Street.
Tel: 0141-204 1000. 1st Wed of
each month. 11.30pm-3am.
Club night.
www.tunnelglasgow.co.uk

INVERURIE
VALLURE CAF & WINE BAR*
Garioch Centre. Tel: Inverurie
(01467) 622966. New gay
friendly establishment.
E-mail: info@vallure.co.uk
www.vallure.co.uk

STIRLING
ALBION BAR*
51 Barnton Street. Tel: (01786)
461252. Mixed bar. Bar meals
available.
E-mail: cj@albionbar.com
www.albionbar.com

STORNOWAY
AN LANNTAIR*
Kenneth Street. Tel: (01851)
703307. Mon-Sat 8.30am-Late.
LGBT friendly arts centre with
bar and restaurant. Real ale.
E-mail: info@lanntair.com
www.lanntair.com

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GLASGOW
Extreme weather conditions have
ravaged the city of Glasgow - first its
extremely cold, then its extremely windy
what next for Glasgow? Will Hurricane
Bawbag be followed by yet more ridiculous
weather conditions? Cyclone Fannybaws
perhaps? Well whatever happens it wont be
me writing about it in 2012 as this is to be
my final review for ScotsGay magazine. And
as such I will be writing not just about the
last month, but also casting an eye over the
whole year a year which has seen multiple
dramatic changes for Glasgows gay
community.
Revolver and Scene both changed their
names to Underground and Milk
respectively. Bennets nightclub went into
receivership only to be dramatically rescued
and taken over by new management. The
Polo Lounge saw four new managers in as
many months and reinvented their Trophy
Room as Club X.
The Court Bar
saw modest
refurbishments
and promoters
TLC danced their
last dance and
called it a day.
FHQ stopped
opening to the
public except for
the occasional clubnight. C U Next Tuesday
came and went and throughout it all Dame
Nancy Clench has still managed to find
work. Its a funny old world isnt it?
The changes this year, when you look at
them as a whole, have changed the
landscape of our commercial gay scene
quite considerably. It has long been a belief
of mine that for any community to flourish
there needs be variety. Not just variation in
terms of places
to go, but also of
music to listen
to, entertainment
to watch, and
people to meet.
Unfortunately the
less variety
which exists, the
less people seem
to be interested
in socialising on
their gay scene. And arguably the less
people who go out and connect on the
scene, the less of a community exists.
But thats not to say there arent some
big gay things to enjoy in our city. Lets take
a look at, say QueerCore. A clubnight run by
gay gals with a penchant for rock and
dubstep QueerCore may have bounced from
venue to venue this year but these
compromises
seem to have
been made to
preserve the
integrity of the
club, one which
makes a different
musical
statement from
the rest of the
scene. Gays my

ThomGlow
glasgow@scotsgay.co.uk

GayScene

age are often whining that they


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dont want to hear Steps and
Kylie on a night out so I would
urge them to check out this
friendly and open-minded night.
Its been open for about five
months, and Ive never quite got
round to writing about Club X,
and principally thats because
Im not a huge fan of the place.
But nonetheless the music
policy in the space seems to be
a little more original than the
Polo Lounge has been known for
and even if the dcor and
Factor because her Australias Got Talent
entertainment is a bit of a mess the place
commitments made her unavailable for
does have a good atmosphere when the
auditions. Except I dont have a famous
right DJ is on the decks. I think the faux
sister, or an array of fascinating haircuts.
S&M clichs are by now somewhat
There are bars I dont visit enough:
contrived and Club X has about as much
Merchant Pride, Court Bar, Waterloo, all of
dark sexuality as an S Club 7 concert, but
which benefit from polite and
the queers seem to be lapping it
friendly staff, an antidote to the
up.
corporate nonsense of the
Speaking of dark sexuality,
bigger venues. With strong
the Pipeworks sauna is a hotbed
performers in at Merchant Pride
of that very thing! The staff are
it truly is a grand night out,
always friendly and discreet and
particularly popular amongst the
though to some it represents the
women of a certain age who
underbelly of the gay scene; the
arent shy of a shimmy on the
venue (and others) is to be
dancefloor. Court Bar sees its
praised for providing a safe, clean
outdoor attraction rendered
place to
useless in winter they usually have
chill out after clubbing.
outdoor seating but only the thick-skinned
I spent
could tolerate the chill at this time of year.
considerable time in
Waterloo trundles on as ever it did, with its
Delmonicas this year
credentials as the oldest gay venue in
during my
Glasgow still intact, and the occasional
spring/summer stint as
appearance from leading drag artist Cheri
Sunday night hostess
Treiffel. Then there is Underground, still the
and though once again
favourite haunt of the team at Gay Mens
the dcor leaves much
Health and which enjoys a lively atmosphere
to be desired (nobodys
seven nights a week. All
still
in all there is plenty to
got an answer as to what
choose from on our
those doves are doing
scene, if you look for it.
there) it is possibly the
Lets hope that the
only bar to have thriving
clubbing options
entertainment
enhance in coming
consistently week to
months and years so
week. I only hope a refurb
that the clubbers
comes its way and its
looking for variety can
inhibiting mezzanine is
still find it on the
either moved or removed
commercial scene. Lets
to
also hope new gay bar Village finally opens
allow proper stage
too long has the city waited for this hotly
space for the
anticipated new kid on the block.
entertainment team.
Well I shall call it a day there, wish all a
Barbara La Bush, Bella
happy Xmas and urge everybody to keep
Houston, Darren Dunn,
picking up this glorious publication, the only
DJ Will et al work hard
one of its kind in Scotland. The rag provides
to keep the banter
a great opportunity to stay in touch with
flowing and with a
your local scene, especially in these
decent raised stage
ambiguous times of online networking and
theyd be in their
fleeting interactions. Ive enjoyed writing for
element.
ScotsGay, but feel I have little left to say
Milk is a venue which benefits from its
which others could not say as articulately or
cabaret-bar layout. It is for that reason it was
with a fresh slant. I shall naturally be found
chosen for Vanity von Glows Xmas Show,
in Speakeasy on Thu nights playing my
which I prematurely wrote about in last
acoustic set at the piano until my departure
months edition of this magazine.
to pastures new in a couple of months. You
Unfortunately dates could not be worked out
dont have long left to buy a lad a drink so
with the venue and so the show will not be
do stop by and treat me to a glass of dry
taking place this year. I feel like Dannii
white. Goodnight, and good luck!
Minogue the time she got booted from The X

exclusive

REDEFINING MARRIAGE
This same-sex marriage thing has
been very useful. The mask has slipped
for even more Scots who are waking up
to the religionists' game plan. The
debate started with the media crowing
over a bunch of Catholic militants
invited to meet First Minister, Alex
Salmond (so many frocks they ran out
of seats!) pressing on him to make sure
there was a free speech clause in any
forthcoming legislation on
sectarianism. As soon as they got
home, the Friends of The Scottish
Catholic Observer Facebook page
booted out and blocked anyone critical
of their institution. As soon as NOT
Friends of The Scottish Catholic
Observer was born on Facebook we
began documenting the institutions
dastardly deeds while the Scottish
Catholic Media Office concentrated on
diverting attention away from them in
the media to concentrate on its more
homophobic ambitions. There were
stories of the annual 6 billion the
Catholic Church was draining out of the
Italian exchequer; the claim Catholic
schools were promoting tolerance,
respect and diversity while teaching
gay kids they were 'intrinsically
disordered'; the theatre in Paris that
had to be protected by riot police from
Catholics wanting to censor a
blasphemous play; the comfort
abusing priests found in confessionals;
the banning of the mention of condoms
on Italian TV on World AIDS Day; the
cover-up of more abuse in Ontario,
Canada; protection of abusing priests in
Victoria, Australia; the success of
Vatican officials escaping questioning
in Portland, Oregan; the Spanish courts
ruling that the Opus Dei sect should
conform to data protection laws and
delete ex-members data; the dropping
of seat-belt charges against the Pope
on his jolly in Germany; the head of the
Catholic Church in Irelands legal
settlement over his role in
administering an oath of secrecy to a
teenage victim of clerical sexual abuse;
the staggering 52 cases of abuse
involving 14 priests uncovered in
Northern Ireland and the Most
Reverend Dr Philip Boyce Catholic Lord
Bishop of Raphoes statement that
listening to child sex abuse victims
wouldnt serve any worthwhile purpose.
And so it went on, ad nauseam.
On the Facebook page NOT Friends
of The Scottish Catholic Observer we've
been able to reveal what has been
hidden. Not because it's not there as
the Catholic Church would have you
believe, but because there is a wilful
campaign by religionists to conceal,
deceive and apologise for such
shocking crimes and abuses against
humanity, from the collecting of huge
swathes of taxpayer-funded privileges
to institutional violence. And as long as
well-funded Christian organisations
continue to brainwash children at home
and in schools and place interns in our

GarryOtton
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government and our media to promote


their nasty agendas, we will never free
ourselves of them.
As each day passed in this nasty
consultation, I was left wondering
what stunt religionists were going to
pull next. They were clearly on a roll.
The Scottish media licked the press
releases dribbling out of the Scottish
Catholic Media Office like a melting
Cornetto in Cairo. Just when we
thought wed binned Section 28 they
were back. Over 10,000 spent on
press adverts in the Scottish press.
Same old faces. Same old tricks. The
same mobile advertising van circled the
Parliament, only instead of a picture of
Wendy Alexander plugging her ears
with her fingers, it was Scotland for
Marriage and a bunch of fundies with a
sound system, plugging their ears to all
the changes in Scotland since we pulled
Brian Souters Keep the Clause
megabus off the road to ensure no-one
could stop giving gay kids appropriate
sex information in schools over ten
years ago.
Showing some political muscle in
Scotland is all about names. As Edina
Monsoon would say: Names, sweedie.
Names And what a bunch of
tambourine rattlers they all were too!
Christian Action Research and
Education (CARE) which funds interns
to infiltrate the Scottish Parliament and
media with their diabolical Christian
teaching; the Christian Institute which
secures tax relief by registering as a
charity and using it, with the aid of
teams of Christian legal advisers, to
launch one homophobic campaign after
another. This is an organisation so foul
it has been labelled cruel and vicious
by peers in the House of Lords. Then
the Catholic Bishops Conference of
Scotland which receives instructions
from the Vatican; Destiny Churches
Scotland a collection of evangelicals
who also benefit from taxpayer-funded
grants; the Evangelical Alliance, a wellfunded organisation promoting its
extreme brand of Christianity and the
Family Education Trust, a grandsounding name that makes it its
business to feed the press with proreligious soundbites.
Ministering to spiritual needs? Oh,
dahling, thats so yesterday!
The old guard were soon
organising their mob outside
Parliament at Holyrood. Quickly, quietly,
notices went out to Baptist churches,
fundamentalists and Catholic Churches.
They mustve known that any major
announcements that militants running
the Catholic Church were
demonstrating on the streets of
Scotland could evoke a huge backlash
after years of systematic child abuse
and cover-ups.
Their icy faces were grimly fixed in
the cold November wind that flapped
the pages of their scripts as they
gathered under the Scotland for

Marriage banner (not to be confused


with the United Christian Witness and
Protest Against Same-sex Marriage
who gathered there a few weeks later)
to spill their bile. Baying for moral order
they took turns mounting the hastily
erected pavement pulpit. First up,
Gordon Wilson, former leader of the
SNP. He spoke touchingly of the
distress the arrogant gay rights lobby
would cause to straight people if we
tainted marriage. It would cause the
SNP to lose the referendum on
independence. Then Cardinal Keith
OBrien, having signed a life-size
billboard held up by the blank,
brainwashed, youngest faces they could
squeeze into their Scotland for Marriage
t-shirts, blamed us for being intolerant
and subverting everyone elses human
rights. Then, with the repeal of Section
28 so fresh in her mind, the
homophobic Mrs Ann Allen, former
convener of the Victorian-sounding
Board of Social Responsibility went up
in her pink twin-set top to sneer at
political correctness and blame us for
opening the door to polygamy. Do we
want that in modern Scotland?
NAAAWWWW! The mob cried, baying
for a return to theocracy and all the
moral certainties it brought them. So
excited by her own zeal, and with one
foot still harking back to Keep the
Clause she made the mistake of calling
OBrien, Cardinal Winning. (Certainly
no friend of Dorothy, that silly old
bugger was buried in a pair of red
shoes back in 2001 with Section 28)!
Scotland had moved on and nobody
had told poor Mrs Allen. She has been
clearly frustrated that her particular
cult, the Church of Scotland, has been
wringing their liver-spotted hands over
the subject of gays for too long. Finally
they got round to plugging the dyke
with an order that no gays could be
ordained unless theyd come out
before May 2009. (I mean, you couldnt
fucking make this up, could you?) Sex
is Mrs Allens nightmare. Shes famous
for once suggesting that Girl Guides
need a moral map; not how to use a
condom and believed children needed
to be protected from a sex-mad
society suggesting any attempt to deal
with the matter in comic books was

very unhealthy. I need to see a Kirk


minister and ask what motivates the
devil within me to want to shave her
head and parade her round Asda.
The press squealed that the samesex marriage debate was causing a
schism within the Church of Scotland.
(Oh, good, bring it on!) But before I got
carried away, I was forced to quietly
reflect on the fact that most Churches,
including the Kirk, were formed as a
result of schisms. (Damn and blast!)
The Scottish media went into
raptures over the next one. Another
reactionary, right-wing, retrenched Kirk
committee as bad as the Board of
Social Responsibility, called the Legal
Questions Committee, normally
involved in compiling statistics and
supervising the care of dusty Church
records, decided to get up on its
soapbox to announce the Kirk was
against same-sex marriages. (Mrs Allen
mustve been dancing up the aisle
wearing some of the chrysanths behind
her ears that Mrs McEwan normally
brings to fill the vase on the altar). To
cover its arse, though, it added that it
was on a journey just in case in
years to come they might want to
apologise for their reactionary stance
and recruit some youngsters to replace
the retrenched, right-wing, old Biblebashing buggers theyd just buried.
Religionists werent going to
mention it. But finally it came out. (You
can thank the Humanists for that). The
vast majority of marriages conducted
last year were secular. That is to say:
People who didnt want any religion in
it. This applies to most people in
Scotland today. The Catholic Church
Monsoon:
only conducted 6.2% of marriages last Edina
Names, sweedie. Names
year yet it wants to demand that no
other Church must conduct same-sex
marriage even if they want to. Perhaps
this was why it was so difficult to get
anyone to write in to the Parly let
alone fill in a confusing form in
defence of any kind of marriage. Its not
just marriage weve left behind. Weve
thankfully left the Church.
If religionists were blocking gay
human rights, the rest of you better
buck up because theyll be coming for
you next! A report in the Daily Record
detailed how the Wee Frees in
Stornoway, in full swing-tying tradition,
had succeeded in having their New
Years festival celebration finished at
11pm so it wouldnt interfere with the
Sabbath. (Which is supposed to be on a
Saturday, but lets not split hairs).
Then it was the Scottish
Episcopalians turn to click their
polished boots. The Scottish branch of
the Anglican Communion had grown a
reputation of being less retrenched and
more liberal under Richard Holloway,
the former bishop of Edinburgh and
Episcopalian Primus. He gasped:
Personally, I am disappointed. I
thought they would have been braver.
Well, sweetheart, now you know!

Spirituality as you know it is certainly


not invested in these hopeless Godforsaken organisations any longer.
Theyve turned into a bitter and twisted
old codger, tapping the page of a story
in the Scottish Daily Mail, reminding
you the countrys gone to the dogs, lost
its moral backbone and is about to be
swept away if we let two people who
love each other marry. Never mind the
fact that everyone else just uses the
Church as a photo-opportunity before a
good-old knees-up on the sticky floors
of a function room at The Wheatsheaf.
Accusing us of intolerance is
laughable. It is intolerance when you
are determined to withhold the rights
you enjoy from others. Marriage
doesnt belong to religionists. It never
has done and never will do. The
patriarchal institution was created by
men with their interests first and
foremost. And neither is the right to
procreate invested in heterosexuals.
There are plenty of people who define
themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transexual or intersexed who have
children. Religionists dont have any
evidence that same-sex marriage is
harmful to children or anyone else. It
wont make any difference to their
marriage. They are simply denying it to

us on the basis that


it might be harmful.
They insist marriage
can only be between
a man and a woman.
Because the Bible
tells me so, their
daft flocks sing. But
its like singing hymn
number 453 and
omitting versus 3
and 4. The Bible also
celebrates the
marriage of one man
and 700 women with
an additional 300
concubines for King
Solomon. Or
between the men of
Benjamin and the
forcibly kidnapped
dancing girls of
Shiloh. Or between
Moses soldiers and
the war booty of
Midianite virgins. Or
a man and girl he
bought. Or between
Abraham and his
half-sister. Or a man
and his aunt (Moses
parents). This is not
about Gods law at
all. It is about an
emerging group of
extremists seeking a
moral certainty in a
progressively
challenging and
changing world.
They are coming out
of the closet and, my
goodness, their siren voices are
becoming ever-more shrill. On BBC
Scotlands Call Kaye, Rev James Gracie,
of the Free Church of Scotland
(Continuing) unashamedly linked gays
with pdophiles and thieves.
Meanwhile, without any evidence to
support his findings, The Scotsmans
daily homophobic letter writer,
schoolteacher Richard Lucas re-hashed
the suggestion that polygamy follows
same-sex marriage. (Of all the dozens
of countries that allow polygamy, only
South Africa went on to introduce
same-sex marriage).
I'm all for free speech. So I'm sure
then, Mr Lucas won't mind me saying
that the homophobia we are witnessing
amongst militant religionists has its
source in their own sexual dysphoria.
Studies in the US have drawn a direct
link between homophobia and
homosexuality, and the Church - a boys
club with its carte blanche to be critical
of homosexuality with impunity provides these people with the perfect
cover to denounce what they are most
fearful of.
How many more religionists have
to be outed or caught with their pants
down sucking a rent boys cock before
this fact is laid bare?

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YOUNG LESBIANS:
See our Youth Groups listings.

MORAY:

BISEXUALS

AYRSHIRE:
NESA (North, East, South Ayrshire) Social
Support Group:
Meets 3rd Wed of each month at 7pm in
Irvine. Details of venue from David Bingham
on 0141-332 3838 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
E-mail: david.bingham@tht.org.uk
BORDERS:
Borders Bisexual Lesbian And Gay Group
(BBLAGG):
Organises social and recreational events for
LGBT adults living in the Scottish Borders.
Events include: pub nights, mens film nights,
hillwalks, barbeques and an annual visit to
Ireland to take part in North West Pride. Tel:
Alastair Lings on Galashiels (01896) 757861
or 07763 850087.
E-mail: alastairlings@yahoo.co.uk
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=
120233614684563
Scottish Borders LGBT Equality Forum:
Aims to provide advice and act as a consulting
body to all community planning partner
organisations and to develop a range of social
and recreational activities. Write: PO Box
14120, Selkirk. TD7 5WE.
www.facebook.com/scottishborderslgbt
CAMPBELTOWN:
Kintyre Embrace:
Meets first Wed of each month, 7-9pm. Tel:
Katrina on 07760 701308.
E-mail: katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org
DUMBARTON:
Clyde Valley LGBT Group:
Tel: Fiona-Marie or Sandra on 07519 474797.

LGBT Moray
Social networking group for LGBT people in
Moray. 1st Tue & 4th Thu of each month: Get
together at The Muckle Cross Pub, 34 High
Street, Elgin from 7.30pm. 3rd Sat of each
month: Get together at Time Out Caf, 79 High
Street, Forres from 10.30am. For all meetings,
look for rainbow coloured bag and VW
camper money box on table. For further info
or to be met in advance: Tel: 07598 418638.
E-mail: lgbtmoray@gmail.co.uk
OBAN:
Gateway Group:
Meets last Sat of each month, 2-4pm. Tel:
Katrina on 07760 701308.
E-mail: katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org
STIRLING:
Stirling Gay Men's Social Group
Meets monthly from Sep-Jun (generally 3rd
Fri) in private houses.
E-mail: mensgroup@talktalk.net

WOMEN'S LISTINGS
ABERDEEN:
Granite Sisters:
Aberdeen based group for older lesbians
throughout Scotland. There are no social
events planned for the near future and the
website is the main link at this time for gay
women to gain information, etc. Although
under construction at the moment it will be
completed ASAP.
E-mail: 13@clara.co.uk
www.13.clara.co.uk

BISCOTLAND:
Support and social network for people who
are bisexual or questioning their sexuality.
Also organises training and activist activities
in support of bisexual visibility and pride.
Informal 'safe space' meetings are held on
1st Wed of each month in Glasgow (Contact
for venue details) and 3rd Wed of each month
in Edinburgh (8pm in the LGBT Centre for
Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street). Meetings
(open to all bi or questioning people) are
usually followed by social gatherings which
are open to partners or friends. Information
line: 07963 960321.
E-mail: info@biscotland.org
www.biscotland.org

ABUSE
BROKEN RAINBOW LGBT DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE SERVICE (UK):
Works to change the situation for LGBT
people facing domestic violence. Runs a
helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people, their family, friends, and
agencies to support LGBT people around
domestic violence. Mon & Thu 2-8pm,Tue &
Wed 10am-5pm. Tel: 0300 999 5428.
E-mail: mail@broken-rainbow.org.uk
www.broken-rainbow.org.uk
www.facebook.com/brokenrainbowuk
www.twitter.com/brokenrainbow
MEN AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE:
1-2-1 counselling for adult male survivors of
childhood sexual abuse, male rape, male
domestic abuse and under 18's. Tel: 07896
839415..
E-mail: masacounseling@aol.com
www.masa-listens.com

EDINBURGH:
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY:
Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Centre:
Runs services including groups, social events,
drop-ins, support and volunteering for young
people and adults. 88b High Street, Dumfries.
DG1 2BJ. Tel: Dumfries (01387) 255058. Text:
07785 274147.
E-mail: DandG@lgbtyouth.org.uk
DUNDEE:
Diversitay LGBT Group:
Offers support to LGBT people living in
Tayside and North East Fife. Bi monthly
newsletter Out Now available from PO Box
53, Dundee, DD1 3YG. Tel: Dundee (01382)
202620.
E-mail: contact@diversitay.org.uk
www.diversitay.org.uk and
twitter.com/diversitaylgbt
DUNFERMLINE:
FifeFLAGS:
Fife Free Lesbian and Gay Society. Provides a
welcoming and safe meeting space and dropin centre near the town centre for the LGBT
community, our friends, family and
supporters. Regular social group meets on the
2nd and 4th Sun of the month from 7.3011pm. Generally has a nice friendly mixed
group most nights across the age range so
come along and meet new friends. Internet
access, mini pool table or just hang out and
chill over coffee and biscuits. Safer sex
information and supplies available as part of
the Fife Health Board condom distribution
scheme. Tel: Dunfermline (01383) 738517.
E-mail: Info@FifeFLAGS.org.uk
www.fifeflags.org.uk

AD Group:
Social group exclusively for lesbians over 40
who have come to terms with their sexuality
as lesbians. Meets monthly to discuss
activities which range from cinema vists to
days out and about.
E-mail: adgroup40@gmail.com
Amazing Gracies Womens Football Club:
Meets Wed 7-8pm at Gracemount Leisure
Centre, 22 Gracemount Drive.
www.amazinggraciesfc.webs.com
Ladybird Book Group:
Friendly and social lesbian book group meets
2nd Tue of each month from 7.45pm in Caf
Nom De Plume. Newcomers welcome.
Contact for more information and details of
books coming up this year.
E-mail: Carol_Purcell@hotmail.com
Rubyfruits Edinburgh:
For lesbians and bi women. Meets Wed eve
anytime after 7.30pm in Caf Nom De Plume,
60 Broughton Street. Widen your social circle,
network, plan weekend/eve activities (eg
walking, cinema, exhibitions) and maybe meet
that special somebody.
E-mail: rubyfruitsedinburgh@yahoo.com
www.rubyfruitsedinburgh.webs.com
Womens Group:
New group offering the chance to meet other
women in a relaxed environment. Chat and
information on health and wellbeing issues, as
well as activities in and out the Centre. 2nd &
4th Fri of each monthfrom 2-4.30pm at the
LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe
Street. Tel: Alison on 0131-652 3283.
E-mail: alison@lgbthealth.org.uk

EDINBURGH:

GLASGOW:

Couple Counselling Lothian:


Scotlands oldest and largest relationship
counselling agency promotes the wellbeing
and longevity of same sex relationships. 65
years experience of serving clients in
Edinburgh and the Lothians. Tel: 0131-556
1527.
E-mail: admin@cclothian.org.uk
www.cclothian.org.uk

Sandyford: 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3


7NB. Sandyford provides sexual, reproductive
and emotional health services for all lesbian
and bisexual women. Tel: 0141-211 8130 for
further information on sexual and reproductive
services or Tel: 0141-211 6700 for counselling
services. All services available at a range of
locations throughout NHS Greater Glasgow
and Clyde area.
www.sandyford.org

Edinburgh LGBT Centre:


Owned and managed by Lesbian Gay and
Bisexual Community Project Limited, which is
registered as a Scottish Charity and as a
Scottish Company. Bought in 1974 by the
Scottish Minorities Group, it is the only LGBTowned LGBT Centre in the UK and is also the
oldest LGBT Centre outwith the USA. Write:
Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a/60 Broughton
Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3SA. Tel: 0131-556
9471. Meeting Room Booking Tel: 07817
533337.
E-mail: edinburghlgbtcentre
@drink.demon.co.uk
Icebreakers:
Social group for guys and gals who want to
make friendships and feel more at ease in the
company of other gay people. Takes place
from 7.30-9.30pm in The Regent on 2nd Wed
of each month. If you're recently out or new to
Edinburgh or just feel a bit cut off and want a
break, come along.
GLASGOW:
Icebreakers Group:
For lesbians, gays and bisexuals new to the
scene. Details from Strathclyde Switchboard.

Glasgow Women's Library:


15 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7BW. Tel/Fax:
0141-248 9969. Provides a library, archive, is
an Accredited Museum and also houses the
UKs national Lesbian Archives. Range of
events, courses and other activities delivered
through their learning programmes, along
with an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Project
and Black and Minority Ethnic Womens
Project. Check website for more info.
E-mail: info@womenslibrary.org.uk
www.womenslibrary.org.uk
OLGA - Older Lesbians Get Around:
Meets monthly. Tel: 07813 268938.
INVERNESS:
GirlZone:
Friendly, informal social group for LBT and
friends - all welcome. Meets 1st Sat and 3rd
Fri of each month.Tel: Joanne on 07792
223687 for details and venue.
E-mail: girlzone@gay-ness.org.uk
www.gay-ness.org.uk

Pride Glasgow:
Tel: 0141-416 2300.
E-mail: pride@prideglasgow.co.uk
www.prideglasgow.co.uk

Highland Lesbian Group:


A friendly lesbian social group which offers
support and information. Organises
fundraisers for Womankind Worldwide:
E-mail: High_Les@bigfoot.com
www.freewebs.com/highlandlesbiangroup
www.womankind.org.uk

INVERCLYDE:

NATIONAL:

Clyde Men:
Social/support/information group for gay and
bisexual men. Meets monthly in central
Greenock location. Tel: Criz on 0141-552
0112.
E-mail: criz@gmh.org.uk

CAMERADERIE LESBIAN PHOTOGRAPHY


GROUP:
Meets monthly in and around the
Tayside/Dundee/Aberdeenshire area, weather
permitting.
E-mail: spamdd7@yahoo.com

RAPE AND ABUSE LINE:


For male and female survivors. Female
Support Workers answer Freephone 0808
8000123 most evenings and Male Support
Workers answer Freephone 0808 8000122
on selected evenings. the Helpline hours are
advised on both answering services. Callers
are welcome to phone either line. Write: PO
Box 10, Dingwall. IV15 9HA.
www.rapeandabuseline.co.uk
RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND HELPLINE:
Scotland-wide telephone service providing
support to women and men experiencing
sexual violence, as well as their friends and
families. Tel: Freephone 0808 8010302 (6pmMidnight). Minicom available.
www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
THRIVE:
Counselling service for male survivors of
childhood sexual abuse. Write: Sandyford
Counselling & Support Services, 2-6
Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB. Tel:
0141-211 8133 or 0141-211 6700.
E-mail: thrive@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

ATHEISTS AND
HUMANISTS
GAY AND LESBIAN HUMANIST
ASSOCIATION:
GALHA is a membership organisation
promoting a gay-friendly Humanist outlook
and LGBT rights as human rights.
Membership is open to supporters
worldwide. Write: GALHA, 1 Gower Street,
London. WC1E 6HD.
E-mail: membership@galha.org
www.galha.org
PINK TRIANGLE TRUST:
PTT is a gay Humanist charity which can
arrange non-religious ceremonies of love and
commitment for lesbian and gay couples at
very reasonable rates in most parts of
Scotland. Sponsors of LGBT History Month.
Write: 34 Spring Lane, Kenilworth,
Warwickshire. CV8 2HB. Tel: Kenilworth
(01926) 858450.
E-mail: ceremonies@pinktriangle.org.uk
www.pinktriangle.org.uk
Lively Blog at
www.pinktriangle.org.uk/ptt/blog.html
Internet Magazine at
www.gayandlesbianhumanist.org

BDSM
SM GAYS:
www.smgays.org

BEARS
BEARSCOTS:
The national group for bears, big boys, their
friends and admirers. Glasgow Bear Weekend
(1st weekend of each month): Underground
Bears, Underground Bar, Fri 9pm-1am.
Edinburgh Bear Weekend (2nd weekend of
each month): Bear Sauna, Steamworks, Sat
2-8pm. Bears In The Basement, New Town
Bar, Sat 10pm-2am. Check website for details
of events around Scotland.
E-mail: info@bearscots.org.uk
www.bearscots.org.uk

BELIEVERS
AFFIRMATION SCOTLAND:
Network in the Church of Scotland of lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender Christians, their
friends and supporters. Formed in 2006 in
response to the issue of ministers and
deacons being able to conduct ceremonies to
mark civil partnerships without fear of
censure. Write: Monica Stewart, 37 Main
Street, Invergowrie. DD2 5AB.
E-mail: monicastewart@btinternet.com
www.affirmationscotland.org.uk

AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH:


41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. EH1 1EL.
Meets Sun 11am - LGBT people especially
welcome. Last Wed of each month:
Transcendence (welcome space to support
and explore transgender spirituality) - 7pm.
Last Sat of each month: Our Tribe (LGBT
worship) - 7pm Tel: 07957 543359.
E-mail: ourtribe.auc@gmail.com
www.augustine.org.uk
EDINBURGH QUAKER LESBIAN AND GAY
FELLOWSHIP:
Meets on the 2nd Wed of each month at 7pm
in the Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony
Street. Members of the LGBT Community and
their friends are most welcome. Tel: 07543
975590.
E-mail: edinburgh.qlgf@gmail.com
EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP FOR LESBIAN
& GAY CHRISTIANS:
Lesbian, gay or bisexual? From an Evangelical
tradition? So are we. Tel: Andrew on Mid
Calder (01506) 499926. Write: c/o 123 Byron
Road, Chelmsford. CM2 6HJ.
E-mail: info@eflgc.org.uk
www.eflgc.org.uk
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH IN
GLASGOW:
A church of the LGBT communities
welcoming all people. Meets for worship Sun
3pm at Ibrox Parish Church, 67 Clifford Street.
Tel or Text: 07972 139128.
E-mail: info@mccinglasgow.co.uk
www.mccinglasgow.co.uk
QUAKER LESBIAN AND GAY FELLOWSHIP:
A welcoming and supportive national group
for people of all sexual orientations and their
friends. Write: Roy Vickery, 9 Terrapin Court,
Terrapin Road, London. SW17 8QW.
E-mail: qlgfcontact@btclick.com
www.qlgf.org.uk
QUEST:
Organisation for lesbian and gay Catholics.
Monthly meetings are held in different
regional groups throughout Britain. Scottish
meetings held in Glasgow. Quest Linkline The Helpline for Gay and Lesbian Catholics Tel: (Freephone) 0808 808 0234. Write: BM
Box 2585, LONDON. WC1N 3xx.
E-mail: quest@questgaycatholic.org.uk
www.questgaycatholic.org.uk
ROMAN CATHOLIC CAUCUS OF THE
LESBIAN & GAY CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT:
Write: RC Caucus, PO Box 24632, London. E9
6xF. Tel: 020-7226 0847.
E-mail: lgcm_rccaucus@hotmail.com
SGI-UK (SCOTLAND):
Buddhist organisation established in more
than 190 countries throughout the world.
Their belief and practice direct people to
respect that which is of ultimate value: life
itself. Through their faith and practice,
members transform their inner lives and
develop the qualities needed to bring about
personal fulfillment and contribute to the
positive development of society. SGI-UK has
participated in Pride events throughout the
world and is now known as Rainbow
activities.
www.sgi-uk.org
UNITARIANS IN EDINBURGH:
An inclusive community of diverse beliefs
which supports the pursuit of individual
spirituality and humanism. Meets at St Marks,
7 Castle Terrace at 11am on Sun and for
Mindfulness @ Lunchtime at 12.15pm on
Tue. Relationship blessings conducted.
E-mail: minister@edinburgh-unitarians.org.uk
www.edinburgh-unitarians.co.uk

CULTURAL
EDINBURGH GAY MEN'S CHORUS:
Brings together individuals interested in
singing a fun repertoire, including pop, rock
and songs from the shows and movies. Now
is a great time to get involved, whether you're
a closet shower singer or have some
experience. Rehearses Tue eve in Central
Edinburgh. For full details and to sign-up:
www.egmc.co.uk
FILM CLUB:
Meets every other Fri, 6.30-9.30pm at LGBT
Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe
Street, Edinburgh. A wide selection of
documentaries, short films and full-length
movies with an LGBT twist will be screened
for your viewing pleasure, from old classics to
arty new ones. All screenings subject to a
small donation.
E-mail: clazzle333@hotmail.com
GAY GORDONS EDINBURGH:
Scotland's first LGBTQ Scottish country
dance group with a good mix of women and
men. Meets Mon 7.30-9.30pm at St
Stephens Centre, Stockbridge.
E-mail: info@gaygordonsedinburgh.co.uk
www.gaygordonsedinburgh.co.uk
GLASGAY!:
Scotland's annual celebration of queer culture.
Next dates: Oct-Nov 2012. Q! Gallery is
Glasgay's new year-round gallery dedicated to
queer art and artists. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm.
The Stud!o is an adjacent
performance/research/workshop and holistic
arts space. The Q! Gallery, 87-91 Saltmarket,
Glasgow. G1 5LE. Tel/Fax: 0141-552
7575.Text: 07762 722460.
E-mail: info@glasgay.co.uk
www.glasgay.co.uk
INTERNATIONAL KILT APPRECIATION
SOCIETY (IKAS):
Contact and social group for guys interested
in viewing/wearing kilts. Regular newsletter.
Write: Mervyn Tacy, 'Ziveli', 20 Ordsall Park
Road, Retford. DN22 7PA. Please enclose sae.
Tel: 01777 708270.
E-mail: IKILTas@aol.com
www.freewebs.com/ikas
LGBT HISTORY MONTH SCOTLAND:
Increasing the awareness of LGBT peoples
lives, histories and experiences. The website
provides listings for cultural opportunities,
events, news items, and resources. If you
would like to be involved, volunteer or add
information, contact LGBT History Month, 3940 Commerce Street, Edinburgh. EH6 6HD.
www.lgbthistory.org.uk
LOUD & PROUD:
Scotland's original choir for LGBT singers is
made up of approximately 45 singers and
holds regular concerts in the Central Belt. The
repertoire, which is sung a capella in varying
numbers of parts, includes simple rounds,
popular music, traditional music, light

classics, festive and seasonal songs,


lesbian/gay anthems, and show tunes. Meets
weekly for rehearsals in Edinburgh.
E-mail: info@loudandproudchoir.org
www.loudandproudchoir.org
LUVVIES THEATRE COMPANY:
Edinburgh based LGBT theatre company,
which aims to give LGBT people the
opportunity to act, direct, produce or organise
theatre or take part in any aspect of the
creative process. No previous experience is
necessary. Tel: 07854 836605.
E-mail: info@theluvvies.org
www.theluvvies.org
OURSTORY SCOTLAND:
A charity which works to collect, archive and
present the life stories and experiences of the
LGBT Community in Scotland. If you have a
story to tell or experiences to share, or would
like to find out more about their upcoming
programme of events, then please contact
them. Write: OurStory Scotland, Archives and
Special Collections, The Mitchell Library, North
Street, Glasgow. G3 7DN.
E-mail: info@ourstoryscotland.org.uk
www.ourstoryscotland.org.uk
PINK CASTLE PHILOSOPHY CLUB:
Meets 2nd Tue of each month at 7.30pm in
Riverside Lounge, Glen Mhor Hotel, 8-15
Ness Bank, Inverness. IV2 4SG. Tel: Morgan
on 07745 930383.
E-mail: morgan@tramstop.org
www.pinkcastle.eu
REMEMBER WHEN PROJECT:
Documenting the collective history of
Edinburgh's LGBT communities, recording
life-stories and personal memories across the
generations, and celebrating our rich and
varied contributions to the quality of life in the
city. The culmination of this work was an
exhibition entitled 'Rainbow City: Stories from
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Edinburgh' held at the City Art Centre,
Edinburgh in 2006. Write: Remember When
Project, c/o The Living Memory Association,
The Stables, 64/1 The Causeway, Edinburgh.
EH15 3PZ. Tel: 0131-661 3222, and leave a
message, stating clearly that it is for
Remember When.
E-mail: miles@livingmemory.org.uk
SCOTTISH BORDERS GAY FILM GROUP:
Meets monthly during autumn through to the
spring, and views video/DVDs with a gay
theme or character. For more details please
contact Alastair on Galashiels (01896) 757861
or
E-mail: alastairlings@yahoo.co.uk

FETISH
MSC SCOTLAND:
A club for men interested in Leather, Rubber,
Uniform. Meets in Edinburgh from 10pm
downstairs in the New Town Bar on 3rd Sat of
each month. Write: PO Box 28, Edinburgh.
EH3 5JL.
E-mail: president@msc-scotland.net
www.msc-scotland.net

HEALTH AND
ABILITIES
AL-ANON:
Fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who share their experience,
strength and hope in order to solve their
common problem. Anyone affected by
another persons drinking is welcome. LGBT &
Friends Group meets 6.45-7.45pm at
Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a/60 Broughton
Street. Tel: Catherine on 07940 473150.
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Whilst AA runs the f ollowing LGBT meetings
in Edinburgh and Glasgow, please note that it
is a non restrictive organisation and LGBT
people are welcome at any meeting.
AA Edinburgh: Tue 8pm (Edinburgh Peace
And Justice Resource Centre, St Johns
Church, Princes Street). Please note that the
last meeting of the month is open to non AA
members.
AA Glasgow: Tue 7.30pm (Spoon Caf, 46
Trongate), Fri 7.30pm (The Ogilvie Centre, 25
Rose Street).
AA National: Helpline: 0845 7697555 (24
hours). Northern Service Office: 0141-226
2214.
www.alcoholicsanonymous.org.uk
ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY
LGBT SUPPORT GROUP:
Trained and skilled volunteers able to offer
understanding and a listening ear to LGBT
people affected by Alzheimers disease or any
other form of dementia.To contact: Tel the
Alzheimer's Helpline on 0845 300 0336
or write to Alzheimer's Society LGBT Support
Group, Alzheimer's Society, Devon House, 58
Saint Katharine's Way, London. E1W 1Jx. or
E-mail: gaycarers@alzheimers.org.uk
www.alzheimers.org.uk
/Gay_Carers/index.htm
BIPOLAR SCOTLAND
LGBT SELF HELP GROUP:
For LGBT people with bipolar disorder, and
their carers, family and friends. Meets 7-9pm
on 1st Tue of each month at Terrence Higgins
Trust, Rothesay House, 134 Douglas Street,
Glasgow. No need for referral, just come along
on the night. Tel: Aileen on 0141-560 2050.
E-mail: aileenb@bipolarscotland.org.uk
BODY POSITIVE (TAYSIDE):
13 Main Street, Dundee. DD3 7EY. A charity
that exists to empower HIV and HepC positive
people and those affected thereby to eliminate
the stigma and isolation they experience. Tel:
Dundee (01382) 226860. Fax: Dundee
(01382) 322606. Tue-Thu (Drop In) Noon3.30pm.
E-mail: admin@bodypositivetayside.org
www.bodypositivetayside.org
BROWNLEE CENTRE (GLASGOW):
Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great
Western Road, Glasgow. G12 0YN.
Confidential information, advice, counselling
and direct access testing for HIV, Hepatitis and
Syphilis. The Centre provides ongoing medical
and social care plus psychological and
emotional support for people living with HIV
infection and one to one counselling for
people at risk of HIV. Tel: 0141-211 1089. Fax:
0141-211 1097. Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Tue 56.30pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm.
BROWNLEE COMMUNITY TEAM:
Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great
Western Road, Glasgow. G12 0YN. Social

listings are free

GROUPS
work service for people with HIV/AIDS
providing intensive community based support.
General advice and information on community
care and housing needs also provided.
Tel: 0141-211 1090.
GAY MEN'S HEALTH EDINBURGH:
10 Union Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3LU. A
community led Lothian wide project for gay
and bisexual men. Wide ranging volunteering
opportunities which provide services including
support and counselling, scene work, peer
education and training, provision of condoms,
lube and Safer Sex information.
Tel: 0131-558 9444.
E-mail: info@gmh.org.uk
www.gmh.org.uk
GAY MEN'S HEALTH GLASGOW:
Unit 9, The Adelphi Centre, Gorbals, Glasgow.
G5 0PQ. Tel: 0141-552 0112. A community
led project across the Greater Glasgow and
Clyde Health Board Area for gay and bisexual
men. Wide ranging volunteering opportunities
which provide services including support,
scene work, peer education and training,
provision of condoms, lube and Safer Sex
info.
E-mail: glasgow@gmh.org.uk
www.gmh.org.uk
GAY MEN'S HEALTH TAYSIDE:
Exists to promote the sexual and holistic
health of gay and bi men living in Angus,
Dundee and Perth & Kinross (including men
who have sex with men but who do not
identify as gay or bi), reduce the spread of HIV
within those communities and challenge the
discrimination, health inequalities and social
exclusion that can be faced by gay and bi men,
including HIV positive gay and bi men, and
those affected by HIV. Tel: Dundee (01382)
424070. Fax: Dundee (01382) 424090.
E-mail:
info@gaymenshealthtayside.com
www.gaymenshealthtayside.com
HIV-AIDS CARERS AND FAMILIES SERVICE
PROVIDER SCOTLAND:
10 Elderpark Workspace, 100 Elderpark
Street, Glasgow. G51 3TR. Mon-Fri 10am5pm. Telephone Support Service: 07778
117900 Mon-Fri 7pm-10pm. Tel: 0141-445
8797.
E-mail: hiv-aids_carers@lineone.net
www.hiv-aids-carers.org.uk
HIV SCOTLAND:
Suite 2, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. EH7
4JE. Tel: 0131-558 3713. Fax: 0131-558 9887.
The national policy charity for HIV in Scotland.
Speaks out for people living with HIV and
provide knowledge and expertise to help
inform and deliver strong policies and effective
strategies to tackle the spread of HIV in
Scotland.
E-mail: info@hivscotland.com
www.hivscotland.com
THE JANEK LATOSINSKI
CHARITABLE TRUST:
Provides free complementary therapies and
psychotherapy to all people living with HIV in
Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
E-mail: austen@tjlct.org.uk
www.tjlct.org.uk
LANARKSHIRE
HIV, AIDS AND HEPATITIS CENTRE:
Monklands Hospital, Airdrie. One stop shop
for HIV testing, treatment and support.
Appointments available Mon 9am-5pm (eve
available by request). Tel: Airdrie (01236)
712247. Support group for HIV Positive men
also available.
LGBT CENTRE FOR
HEALTH & WELLBEING:
9 Howe Street, Edinburgh. EH3 6TE. This
unique Centre exists to improve the physical,
mental and social wellbeing of LGBT people
living in, working in and travelling to
Edinburgh. Runs events, workshops and
courses promoting healthy lifestyles,including
the LGBT Headspace programme focusing on
improved mental health and the LGBT Age
programme offering services to those over 50.
The Centre also provides a wide range of
information on health and LGBT topics, offers
one to one support services and supports
community groups. Tel: 0131-523 1100.
E-mail: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk
www.lgbthealth.org.uk
POSITIVE HELP:
13a Great King Street, Edinburgh. EH3 6QW.
Practical help for people who are infected or
affected by HIV and AIDS in Edinburgh, their
families and carers.
Tel: 0131-558 1122.
Fax: 0131-558 3636.
E-mail: office@positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk
www.positivehelpedinburgh.uk
POSITIVE MIXTURE :
A self help group offering support and
assistance for individuals with HIV/AIDS in the
Grampian area. Contact THT, 246 George
Street, Aberdeen. AB25 1HN.
E-mail: info.aberdeen@tht.org.uk
ROAM OUTREACH:
Part of the Harm Reduction Team within
Lothian NHS. Offers a confidential and
anonymous service for men who have sex
with men, including male sex workers
throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Provides a wide range of services including
sexual health and safer sex advice, information
and advice on drug use, personal safety, police
and legal advice, including operating in the
Remote Reporting Scheme. A great deal of
their work is done on an outreach basis in
Public Sex Environments and venues as well
as on-line as part of the SNN group. They run
an 'Out of Hours' Testing Service Mon 57.30pm at "The Exchange", Lady Lawson
Street, Edinburgh where you can have a full
SEXUAL HEALTH check up including Hep A &
B vaccinations. No appointments necessary.
For further information or to receive condom
and lube supplies contact Vaughan, Peter or
Del on Tel: 0131-537 8300 or 07774 628227.
E-mail: enquiries@roam-outreach.com
www.roam-outreach.com
SANDYFORD:
2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB.
Glasgow's main sexual, reproductive and

emotional health centre. Free web access and


health library with large LGBT lending
collection. Specialist services for gay men
(See separate ScotsGay Listing for Steve
Retson Project) and lesbians (See separate
ScotsGay listing for Sandyford under
Women). Self-referal sexual health service
with open access clinic each weekday with
registration from 8.30-10am or book on 0141211 8130.
E-mail: helpsandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
www.sandyford.org
SEXUAL HEALTH LINE:
Freephone 0800 567123. 24 hours.
Confidential advice and information. Minicom:
Freephone 0800 521361.
www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout
STEVE RETSON PROJECT:
Sandyford, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3
7NB. A free sexual health screening and
counselling service for gay and bisexual men.
Clinics run Tue, Wed & Thu 5-8pm. Tel: 0141211 8628 for appointment..
www.sandyford.org/sexual-orientation/
men-who-have-sex-withmen/steve-retson-project.aspx
TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND NATIONAL OFFICE - GLASGOW:
134 Douglas Street, Glasgow. G2 4HF. HIV
prevention and support services in
Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Argyll & Bute,
the Glasgow area and Western Central
Scotland. Support & Advocacy Service
provides a full range of welfare rights advice
and representation as well as community
support for people living with blood borne
viruses. Also provides a range of health
promotion services for gay and bisexual men
throughout the West of Scotland. Contact for
further details. Volunteers welcome! Tel: 0141332 3838. Fax: 0141-332 3755. Helpline: THT
Direct 0845 1221200 Mon-Fri 10am-10pm,
Sat-Sun Noon-6pm.
E-mail: info.scotland@tht.org.uk
www.tht.org.uk
TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND ABERDEEN OFFICE:
246 George Street, Aberdeen. AB25 1HN. HIV
prevention and support services in Grampian
including Community Support, Group Support
and LGBT groups. Also provides a range of
health promotion services for Gay and
Bisexual men throughout Grampian. Please
contact for further details. Volunteers
welcome! Tel: 0845 2412151. Helpline: THT
Direct 0845 1221200 Mon-Fri 10am-10pm,
Sat-Sun Noon-6pm.
E-mail: info.aberdeen@tht.org.uk
www.tht.org.uk and www. thtscotlandhighlandservices.blogspot.com
TOGETHER:
Social/support/information group for gay and
bisexual men living with HIV. Meets 2nd and
last Tue of each month from 7-9pm (new
members invited from 6.30pm). Tel: Criz on
0141-552 0112.
E-mail: together@gmh.org.uk
www.gmh.org.uk/together
WAVERLEY CARE:
3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh. EH3 6NB.
Scotland's leading charity providing care and
support to people affected by HIV and
Hepatitis C. Whether someone is living with
HIV or Hepatitis C or are the partner or family
member of someone affected by these
conditions, Waverley Care has services that
can support them and provide up to date,
accurate information and resources. Services
include: Short-term Residential Intensive
Support, Support Services for all, including
specialist services for gay men, Community
Support and Outreach Services (including
Advocacy and Information, Arts Project,
Befriending/Buddying, Care at Home, Spiritual
and Pastoral Care, Complementary Therapies,
Counselling, Health Promotion), Prevention
and Awareness Raising. Tel: Neil - Gay Men's
Support Worker on 07962 909730 or Tel:
0131-558 1425 Mon-Fri 9-5pm or Tel: 0131441 6989 24hrs, 7 days per week. To become
a Buddy with Waverley Care, Tel: Kelly
McKnight on 07929 132675 or 0131-312
9953 or Annette Wilson on 0131-441 2791.
E-mail: info@waverleycare.org
www.waverleycare.org
WAVERLEY CARE ARGYLL & BUTE:
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street,
Glasgow. G2 4JP. Tel: 0141-333 9393.
WAVERLEY CARE HIGHLAND:
34 Waterloo Place, Inverness. IV1 1NB.Tel:
Inverness (01463) 711585

OLDER GAYS
CAFFMOS:
Nationwide Social and Contacts Club for the
older gay gentleman and his admirers, both
young and old. Scottish group next meets
from 1-4pm at Caf Habana in Edinburgh on
Sun 18th Dec, 22nd Jan & 19th Feb.. Write:
PO Box 2087, Blackpool. FY4 1WL. Tel:
Blackpool (01253) 318327.
E-mail: Caffmos2@aol.com
Edward (Scottish Contact):
E-mail: ebsc18624@blueyonder.co.uk
www.caffmoscommunity.com
HIGHLAND RAINBOW FOLK:
Independent working group which raises
awareness of issues facing older LGBT people.
Monthly meetings in Inverness. Tel: Suzy on
07791 874583.
Email: highlandrainbowfolk@gmail.com
www.spanglefishcom/highlandrainbowfolk
LGBT AGE:
New support service for LGBT people over 50
years old in Edinburgh and the Lothians,
which will offer befriending, social events,
information and advocacy. Please help spread
the word to any older LGBT people you know.
Anyone interested in using the service or
volunteering, call Garry on 0131-652 3282.
E-mail: garry@lgbthealth.org.uk
www.lgbthealth.org.uk/content/lgbt-age
PRIME TIME (EDINBURGH):
Informal social group for men over 40. Meets
in GMH, 10 Union Street, from 2-4.30pm on

2nd Sunof each month. Tel: John on 0131556 1309 or Steve on 0131-558 9444.
E-mail: j.thompson39@btinternet.com
PRIME TIME (GLASGOW):
Social group for gay and bisexual men 40+.
Meets twice a month in central Glasgow from
3pm. Tel: Criz on 0141-552 0112.
E-mail: criz@gmh.org.uk

ORDER OF
PERPETUAL
INDULGENCE
The Sisters and Brothers of the OPI are part
of a world wide order of queer men and
women of all sexualities which is open to all
who feel the habit. Its tenets are: The
expiation of stigmatic guilt and the
promulgation of universal joy through
habitual manifestation and perpetual
perpetration.
www.thesisters.org.uk
OPI CONVENT OF DUNN EIDEANN:
The Edinburgh convent. Write: Mistress of
Communications, c/o PO Box 666,
Edinburgh. EH7 5YW.
E-mail: opi@drink.demon.co.uk
OPI CONVENT OF MORAVIA:
The North Eastern convent. Write: Sister
Bobby OPI, Cairnglass, St Combs,
Fraserburgh. AB43 8UT. Tel: Inverallochy
(01346) 583145.
E-mail: circushighschool@gmail.com

OUTDOOR
PURSUITS
FREEDOM CLUB:
UK and Europe Wide LGBT Caravan and
Camping Club. Aims to provide a means
whereby gay people can meet up for
weekends, weeks or even longer rallies
throughout the UK and sometimes into
Ireland and Europe. Tel: Eddie on Cheltenham
(01242) 526826.
E-mail: enquiry@freedomclub.co.uk
www.freedomclub.co..uk
GAY BIRDERS CLUB:
For LGBT Birdwatchers. Write: Gay Birders
Club, GeeBeeCee, BCM-Mono, London.
WC1N 3XX.
E-mail: info@gbc-online.org.uk
www.gbc-online.org.uk
GAY CARAVAN & CAMPING CLUB:
For men and women.
Tel: Ian on 07977 317872.
E-mail: info@gaycaravanclub.com
www.gaycaravanclub.com
GAY OUTDOOR CLUB:
Holds regular events including walking,
skiing, cycling, climbing, mountain-biking,
kayaking, mountaineering, camping, youthhostelling, badminton, running and
swimming. For more information, vist
website or send an A5 sae to BM GOC,
London. WC1N 3xx. Or Tel: 0844 8700462.
E-mail: info@goc.org.uk
www.goc.org.uk
GLASGOW GAY RAMBLERS GROUP:
Leisurely walks in the countryside. Bring
sensible footwear/clothing and packed lunch.
2nd Sat of each month. Meet at Mitchell
Library, Berkeley Street. No membership just turn up. Cars normally shared. Tel:
Robert on 0141-950 1081.
E-mail: robert@gocscotland.org
OUT DOOR LADS:
A UK-Wide, web-based organisation, offering
a wide range of activities: from camping,
hostelling, hill-walking and indoor climbing,
to the more extreme activities like gorge
scrambling, ice climbing, technical mountain
biking and many more. There's something
for everyone, no matter what your interest.
Core membership is Gay and Bi-sexual lads,
aged 18-35, but OutdoorLads does not
discriminate on any grounds including age,
sexuality, disability or sex, and welcomes
anyone who agrees with the group's aims
and objectives.
www.outdoorlads.com
TARTAN TRAVELLERS:
Scottish based club for all LGBT fans of
caravanning, camping and motorhoming.
Arranges meets, social events and more. Tel:
Craig on 07972 881155.
E-mail: tartantravellers@talktalk.net

PARENTS
GAY DADS SCOTLAND:
Support group for gay fathers. Meets on last
Thu of each month (except Dec) in a private
room in Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a
Broughton Street. Assemble in Caf Nom de
Plume first from 8pm - look out for sign on
table. Gay dads from all over Scotland
welcome.
E-mail: info@gaydadsscotland.org.uk
www.gaydadsscotland.org.uk
PARENTS' ENQUIRY SCOTLAND:
Coming out? Information and support for
parents of LGBT people. Helpline and admin:
Tel: 0131-556 6047 before 10pm. Write: c/o
ScotsGay Magazine, PO Box 666, Edinburgh.
EH7 5YW.
E-mail: parentsenquiry@hotmail.com
www.parentsenquiryscotland.org
RAINBOW FAMILIES:
Friendly group is for anyone looking to meet
other LGBT parents, share experiences and
get advice from the groups health visitor.
Regular outings organized. Toys provided!
Meets 2nd Sat of each month from 10amNoon at the LGBT Centre for Health &
Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh. Te;:
0131-523 1100 for more information.
E-mail: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk

E-mail: hq@scotlibdems.org.uk
www.scotlibdems.org.uk
www.twitter.com/scotlibdems

PRISONERS
FREE MAGAZINES FOR PRISONERS:
Copies of ScotsGay are sent free of charge to
prisoners in UK prisons and institutions.
Please contact us if you wish to be added to
the mailing list.
BENT BARS PROJECT:
Letter writing programme that connects
lebian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual,
intersex, queer and gender non-conforming
communities across prison walls.
E-mail: bent.bars.project@gmail.com
www.bentbarsproject.org

REAL ALE
LESBIAN AND GAY REAL ALE DRINKERS:
The Edinburgh group of CAMRA's Task Group
for LGBT real ale and cider fans. Meets in The
Regent on the 1st Mon of each month from
9pm to sample the brewers' art - Aug 2nd
Mon (to avoid GBBF). Tel: Karen on 0131-557
8790.
E-mail: lagrad@drink.demon.co.uk
www.lagrad-edinburgh.org.uk
and www.lagrad.org.uk

RESIDENTIAL
EVENTS
EDWARD CARPENTER
COMMUNITY OF GAY MEN:
Committed to principles of caring, trusting,
personal growth, sharing, and creativity aimed
at nurturing 'community' as an alternative to
the commercial scene. Organises Gay Men's
Weeks and shorter events each year in SW
Scotland, the English Lake District and other
venues across the UK. Write: Edward
Carpenter Community, BM ECC, London.
WC1N 3xx. Tel: 08703 215121.
E-mail: contact_ecc
@edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk
www.gaycommunity.org.uk
THE FINDHORN FOUNDATION:
Spiritual community, ecovillage and holistic
learning centre. Offers regular residential
workshops and retreats for gay men and
lesbians at Findhorn in the North East of
Scotland, and at its retreat house on the
peaceful island of Iona. Tel: Findhorn (01309)
690311.
E-mail:enquiries@findhorn.org
http://bit.ly/findhorn-lgbt for all Findhorn
Foundation gay and lesbian workshops, or
http://www.findhorn.org/ for information
about all the Foundations activities.

LGBT ACTIVE:
First Steps Fitness: Mon 6.30-7.30pm at
Inverleith Park. Free beginners fitness group
for anyone that wants to get off the sofa and
improve their health and fitness.. Tel: 0131523 1100.
E-mail: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk
RACQUETEERS BADMINTON GROUP:
Edinburgh based gay and lesbian badminton
club meets Thu 7-9pm at Meadowbank
Stadium. Spaces are limited but seeking more
full time and part-time players. Plays all year
round.
E-mail: info@theracqueteers.co.uk
SALTIRE THISTLE FC:
LGBT-friendly football team based in Glasgow
open to all from Scotland. Training on Wed at
Glasgow Green, open kickabouts on Fri at
Crownpoint and matches most Sun in
different venues across the West. All abilities
and skills are welcome plus those who want to
watch and support. Regular social events
organised too.
E-mail: contact@saltirethistle.com
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/saltirethistle
TEAM SCOTLAND BADMINTON CLUB:
Glasgow based gay and lesbian badminton
club meets Sun Noon-2pm at National
Badminton Academy, Scotstoun for
competitive games. International tournaments
and matches against clubs in London and
Europe are held annually. Sorry - no
beginners. Tel: Raymond on 0141-778 9220.

STUDENTS
Many Universities and Colleges have Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Societies.
Contact these via your Student Union or
Student Association. ScotsGay also links to a
number of LGBT Soc websites from our own
web page at www.scotsgay.co.uk. Tel: NUS
Scotland LGBT Officer on 0131-556 6598 or
or 07938 190440. Fax: 0131-557 5679. Write:
Nathan Sparling, LGBT Officer, NUS Scotland,
29 Forth Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3LE.
E-mail: lgbt@nus-scotland.org.uk or
mail@nus-scotland.org.uk

TRANSGENDER

WORKPLACE
EIS LGBT NETWORK:
Write: National Officer (Education and
Equality), 46 Moray Place, Edinburgh. EH3
6BH.
Tel: 0131-225 6244.
E-mail: enquiriesn@eis.org.uk
FIRE BRIGADES UNION
LGBT SUPPORT GROUP:
For firefighters and control staff. Write: c/o Pat
Carberry, FBU, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston
upon Thames, Surrey. KT2 7SE. Tel: 07725
602524 or 020-8541 1765.
E-mail: PCarberry@fbu.org.uk
www.fbulgbt.org.uk
GAY POLICE ASSOCIATION
IN SCOTLAND:
Membership is open to all police officers and
police staff, serving or retired. Tel: 07092
700213 .
www.gpascotland.com
GMB SCOTLAND EQUAL RIGHTS GROUP:
Write: Regional Equal Rights Officer, GMB
Scotland, Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside
Crescent, Glasgow. G3 7UJ. Tel: 0141-352
8109.
E-mail: louise.gilmour@gmb.org.uk
PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES
UNION (PCS) PROUD GROUP
Scottish Rep : Dave McNeilly c/o PCS,
Equalities Committee, 160 Falcon Road,
London. SW11 2LN. Tel: 07896 471891.
E-mail: pcsproud@live.co.uk
www.pcsproud.org.uk
UNISON:
Glasgow City LGBT Group. Meets pay day Tue
at 5pm in Glasgow City Unison Offices, 84 Bell
Street. All LGBT members welcome.

YOUTH
NATIONAL:
QUEER ATTITUDE:
Edinburgh based website for young LGBT
people everywhere.
www.queerattitude.com
QUEER YOUTH:
UK National organisation run by and for young
people providing a united voice for all lesbian,
gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, intersex,
transgender, transsexual, queer and curious
youth. Online 24/7 providing peer support
through forums, campaigning for equal rights,
running regional groups across the UK and
much more! Queer Youth Scotland usually
meets monthly in either Glasgow, Dundee or
Edinburgh.
www.queeryouth.org.uk

NATIONAL:
ABERDEEN:

SPORTS
CALEDONIAN THEBANS RFC:
Caledonian Thebans Rugby Football Club is
Scotland's first gay/bi friendly rugby club.
Offers gay/bi/trans men the chance to learn
the game and play rugby in a safe and
supportive environment. Welcomes new
players (+18) at any level or experience and
new supporters to the club. If you're interested
in playing or supporting gay rugby in
Scotland, please get in touch. Come along and
get fit! Tel: 07758 668784 or Text "thebans" to
60300.
E-mail: membership@thebans-rfc.co.uk
www.thebans-rfc.co.uk
EDINBURGH CUESTARS POOL GROUP:
Looking for new members, Meets on 2nd and
4th Tue of each month at Shandon Snooker
Club, Slateford Road from 7-9pm. Costs 3
per person.
E-mail: darren.girdwood@yahoo.co.uk

Transmen Scotland:
A national support group for all female to male
transgender people. Meets 2nd Sat of each
month from 7-9pm at LGBT Centre for Health
and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh. For
further info Tel/Text 07948 735179 or
E-mail: admin@transmenscotland.org.uk
www.transmenscotland.org.uk
ABERDEEN:
NEST Support:
Contact Nicola on 07523 279546.
E-mail: nestsupport@gmail.com
www.nestsupport.co.uk

EDINBURGH LGBT RUNNING GROUP:


Meets 6.15pm prompt Wed at the Jawbones,
The Meadows. Everybody made welcome
from complete beginners to the more
experienced. Get in contact so that we can
expect you, in case we need to make changes
to time or venue. Tel: Robert on 07738
939836.
E-mail: robert.cole@gocscotland.org
GAY FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS NETWORK:
Write: GFSN Membership Secretary, PO Box
7424, Milton Keynes. MK8 9WQ. Tel: Barry on
Milton Keynes (01908) 564085. Scottish
Contact: Kevin Rowe - Tel/Text: 07808 263173
or
E-mail: kevrowe72@yahoo.co.uk
www.gfsn.org.uk
GLASGOW FRONTRUNNERS:
Running group for the LGBT community and
friends. All abilities welcome. Meets 7pm Thu
and 11.30am Sun at the Arc Leisure Centre in
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens
Road. Social get-together after the run as
well! Join their Facebook group and follow
them on Twitter (@glasgowfrontrun). Tel/text:
07919 894317 (Simon).
E-mail: secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org
www.GlasgowFrontrunners.org
GLASGOW GAY AND LESBIAN
BADMINTON CLUB:
Meets each Thu from 8-10pm. Come along
and have fun and enjoy meeting the other
members for a friendly game. All welcome.
Tel: Paul on 07708 514676 (6-11pm).
GRANITE CITY STORMERS FC:
Gay football team meeting regularly to play,
train and for social events. Based in Aberdeen
and open to people of all ages, experience and
ability. Always on the lookout for new
members and volunteers, so if you can help
out with organising training, fundraising,
coaching, arranging kick abouts or socials or
contributing in any way, please get in touch!
E-mail: robleadbetter@hotmail.co.uk

SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS


FOR LGBT EQUALITY:
Tel: 0131-337 2314. Write: 4 Clifton Terrace,
Edinburgh. EH12 5DR.

HOTSCOTS:
Scotland's very first LGBT group for football
players and fans alike. Currently organises
regular socials and kick-abouts every Thu eve

Zone Youth: LGBT group for people aged


under 26. Meets 2nd Sat of each month
Noon-3pm. Tel: 0845 2412151.
E-mail: youth.aberdeen@tht.org.uk
BORDERS:
Tutti Frutti: Youth group meets Wed eve in
Galashiels. Tel: 0131-555 3940.
DUNDEE:
Allsorts: Meets everyTue 6-8pm. Tel: 0131555 3940. Text: 07781 481788.
E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

BUCHLYVIE:
TV/TS Group:
Meets last Sat of each month at 5pm. Tel:
Gladys or Michelle on Buchlyvie (01360)
850516 or 07743 936157.
E-mail: gladyspaterson2@yahoo.co.uk
DUNDEE:

EDINBURGH GAY MENS VOLLEYBALL:


Looking to start up a gay volleyball team (and
for people who have had experience and
exposure to competitive volleyball) to take to
both local and international competitions. If
there is enough interest, an open day will take
place to meet and play volleyball to get an idea
of what your levels are and hopefully form a
team based on this. Everybody welcome
irrespective of sexuality.
E-mail: edinburghgayvolleyball@live.com

LIBERAL PARTY
LESBIAN AND GAY CAMPAIGN:
Tel: 0151-259 5935 (Telephone Answering
Machine). Write: 41 Sutton Street, Liverpool,
L13 7EG.
E-mail: libgay@libparty.demon.co.uk
www.liberal.org.uk

POLITICAL

at Saughton and kick abouts every Fri eve at


World of Soccer and would love to hear from
anyone anywhere in Scotland who would like
to take part. Now competing in the UK national
gay league. However, all ability levels are
welcome, and the social side is just as
important as the playing - so what are you
waiting for? Text "Football" to 80800 for more
information (texts cost 25p) or
E-mail: mail@hotscotsfc.com
www.hotscotsfc.com

Diversitay: T With Biscuits:


New Trans Group meets monthly. For more
information, Tel: Diversitay on Dundee
(01382) 202620 (Mon 7-9pm).
EDINBURGH:
Edinburgh Trans Women:
Support group for transsexual women. Meets
1st Sat of each month 7.30-9.30pm in LGBT
Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe
Street.
E-mail: info
@edinburghtranswomen.org.uk
www.edinburghtranswomen.org.uk
Polygender Scotland:
Provides support and friendship to all people
who identify as genderqueer, androgyne, third
gender, polygender or any other gender other
than male or female. Meets 2nd Thu of each
month (contact for details of venue). Tel: Kelli
Neil on 0131-523 1100.
E-mail: admin@androgyny.org.uk
www.androgyny.org.uk
T-Time:
Informal social for all transgender people, their
partners, family and friends, held the 3rd Sat
of each month from 1-5pm at LGBT Centre for
Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. A
friendly, safe and relaxed environment where
there's also space to change. Tel: 0131-523
1100.
E-mail: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk
GLASGOW:
Crosslynx Transgender Group:
No regular meetings due to lack of premises.
Tel: Crosslynx Helpline on 0141-847 0787
(Mon 7.30-9.30pm).
www.crosslynx.org.uk
Sandyford Trans Women's Support Group:
Meets twice a month. Further details and
support from group member on 07758
462988 or contact Sandyford Community
Access Co-ordinator on 0141-232 8417.
E-mail: colinmackillop@nhs.net

Different Visions Celebrate (DV8):


Youth group for young people 25 and under
who have issues with their sexuality or with
the sexuality of a member of their family. Drop
In Service 9-5pm at Eighteen And Under, 1
Victoria Road, Dundee. Offers a safe and
friendly environment to meet and discuss
issues affecting the LGBT community and our
families. Tel: Shaun on Dundee (01382)
206222.
E-mail: shauntaylor498@hotmail.co.uk
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY:
LGBT Youth D&G: Groups, volunteering and
support for LGBT people under 26 from
Dumfries and Galloway. Write: 88b High
Street, Dumfries. DG1 2RP. Tel: Dumfries
(01387) 255058. Text: 07785 274147.
E-mail: DandG@lgbtyouth.org.uk
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
EDINBURGH:
LGBT Youth Scotland: The Citadel, 39/40
Commercial Street, Edinburgh. EH6 6JD.
Provides services and opportunities for LGBT
young people (13-25) in Edinburgh, the
Lothians, Fife, Borders, Tayside and Dumfries
& Galloway. The groups include drop-ins at
their Edinburgh offices for under-18's (Wed)
and for over 18's (Thu). They also have a
range of different opportunities and they offer
training services. Nationally, they run regular
events for young people to get involved in
local and national decision-making, and to
make new pals and have a laugh. Office Tel:
0131-555 3940 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm).
E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

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GLASGOW:
LGBT Youth Scotland Youth Programmes:
Glasgow Head Office, 38 Queen Street,
Glasgow. G1 3Dx. Tel: 0141-548 8121.
Vivid Youth: For young LGBT people aged 1325. Group for 13-18 year olds: Tue 7-9.30pm.
Group for 18-25 year olds: Thu 7-9.30pm.
Contact for venue details.Tel: 0141-548 8121.
E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
HAMILTON:
Skittles LGBT Youth Group: For 16-25 year
olds. Meets Mon 6.30-10pm. Tel: Graham on
Hamilton (01698) 456680 during office hours.
E-mail: graham.kane@yls.org.uk

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INVERNESS:
MORAY:
Swans Of Scotland:
Meets last Thu of each month from 7-9pm at
Beaufort Hotel, 11 Culduthel Road.
E-mail: swansofscotland@gmail.com
www.spanglefish.com/SwansofScotland

Big Deal: For under 26 year olds. Tel: 0845


2412151.
E-mail: andi.watson@tht.org.uk
PERTH:

STIRLING:
Central Scotland Transgender Group:
Meets 2nd Sat of each month 7-10pm. Tel:
Sarah Whyte on 07748 484703.
E-mail: sarah_m_whyte@yahoo.co.uk

LGBT Youth Group: Last Wed of each month.


Tel: 0141-548 8121. Text: 07781 481788.
E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

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