GLASGOW’S only five-star hotel is kicking off its Pride celebrations this week by launching a colourful afternoon tea.

The Kimpton Blythswood Hotel is spreading the love with a charity cocktail and colourful tea, all in support of Glasgow’s thriving LGBT+ community.

The team behind the hotel’s new restaurant, Bo & Birdy, launched the limited edition ‘Pink Pound’ cocktail, with the perfectly pink concoction being inspired by the classic Bo & Birdy.

Until July 26, £1 from every Pink Pound sold will be donated to Stonewall Scotland, a charity which supports lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in Scotland and abroad.

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In the Salon Bar, the hotel’s popular afternoon tea has been given a little glow-up to celebrate Pride. 

Overlooking the stunning Blythswood gardens, guest can expect classic Blythswood sandwiches and fresh scones, followed by bubblegum and candy floss cones, vanilla rainbow sponge and white chocolate and strawberry unicorn macarons.

The hotel has also changed its Saltire flag to the colourful Pride one. 

To bring a little colour to the skies of Blythswood, the management team has swapped the classic Saltire flag to sport the rainbow colours, now proudly displayed on the roof of the hotel’s £2,500-per-night penthouse.

The venue’s general manager Murray Thomson said: “At Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, we believe one of our greatest strengths is our diverse workplace. We value every single member of the team and celebrate their unique talents.”

Finally, the team will also be encouraging guests to fill out the hotel’s ‘love letters’ which can be found in the Bo & Birdy restaurant, the Salon Bar and guest bedrooms. 

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The letters can be written to a person or place and can even be artistic in their nature if words are not enough. 

Culminating in the hotel’s crescendo of Pride activity, The Kimpton Blythswood will display the love letters in the hotel reception from Saturday, August 17.

In addition to launching the Pride afternoon tea and cocktail, the hotel team will be marching in the MardiGla parade on Saturday which starts at Kelvingrove park, passing through Blythswood Street then finishing at George Square.

The Pride afternoon tea is priced at £35 per person.