Thousands of people will descend on Dundee today to take part in the city’s first Pride celebration.
Organisers say they are expecting people from all over Scotland to support the LGBT event.
A spokesman said: “We’ve had an amazing response to the parade.
“More than 50 groups have signed up to participate and there is still time to join in.
“Organising the event began last year with a series of consultation events.
“From these it was clear the LGBT community wanted its own Pride celebrations in Dundee and now the big day has arrived.”
The event begins at 10.30am when participants gather on Murraygate.
The Pride march will leave there at noon followed by the festival opening in City Square at 1pm.
At 1.30pm MSP Joe FitzPatrick and Dundee minister Jeremy Auld will deliver the opening speeches.
The entertainment begins at 1.45pm with performances from local entertainers including Demi McMahon, The Vintage Girls, Vanity Despair and Pussay, Sean Smith, Dundee Rep, Holly Higgins and The Ovarian Cysters.
The closing speeches will take place at 7.45pm and the events in City Square will end at 8pm.
That’s not the end of the entertainment, however, because there is to be an after-party at Dundee University Students’ Association at Airlie Place beginning at 9.30pm.
All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards organising next year’s Dundee Pride.
The spokesman said: “We are already thinking ahead to next year and hope that today’s events will inspire people to get involved and begin planning for next year.”
He said that the organisers were making every effort to ensure the event goes ahead safely and smoothly.
Bags will be searched and safety wands used as people enter City Square. Alcohol, weapons and drugs will be prohibited.
The Xplore Pride bus will be clearly visible on the High Street as a point of contact for lost children and vulnerable people and emergency exits will be clearly marked.
“It’s our hope the city will be filled with people in a celebratory spirit,” the spokesman added.