A GLASGOW pride event will be postponed until September if it is not safe to go ahead in July, organisers have said. 

The group behind Glasgow's Mardi Gla festival, which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, remains scheduled for Saturday, July 11. 

But the event's organisers have said if the government advises large gatherings should still not go on in the summer, they will push back the pride festival until Saturday, September 26. 

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Euan McLeod, Executive Director of Mardi Gla said: “It is right that we are today sharing our contingency plans for Glasgow’s Pride Mardi Gla. We will only take place in July if there is no risk to the thousands of people who take part in pride, we all must look out for each other during this pandemic.

"As a community, we will experience pain in the coming weeks, society will have the fear of something that can't be seen and our great river the Clyde will flow faster with the tears of so many. If we all follow government instructions playing our part in supporting the NHS and frontline workers then soon Glasgow will once again flourish”