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Secondary schools across Moray fly rainbow flag


By Alistair Whitfield

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Speyside High School S6 pupils (from left): Flynn Stewart-Peterson, Emily Moule, Nicholas Ralston, Louise McMann and Kyle Pegg.
Speyside High School S6 pupils (from left): Flynn Stewart-Peterson, Emily Moule, Nicholas Ralston, Louise McMann and Kyle Pegg.

Secondary schools in Moray are flying the rainbow flag from today to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride month.

Moray Council states that pupils had expressed their wish to fly the flag.

Tricia Goodbrand, head teacher at Speyside High, said: "We pride ourselves on an ethos of care.

"To be able to fly the Pride flag in a central part of the school underlines our commitment to inclusivity and support for all within the LGBTQ+ community."

Councillor Shona Morrison (Fochabers/Lhanbryde, SNP) Moray Council’s equalities champion, said: "Schools should be places which embrace diversity and promote inclusivity and offer each pupil a sense of belonging and acceptance.

"I’m incredibly proud of the young people who have organised the flag-flying and look forward to seeing pictures from around Moray."

Cllr Sonya Warren (Buckie, SNP) said: "I’m thrilled to see schools flying the flag.

"It’s so important for young people to feel included and safe, and to know it’s okay to be who they are – within our schools and wherever they are in life."

The flag will also be hoisted at Moray Council’s HQ in Elgin to mark the celebration of Pride month.


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