security at pride

Event Safety & Security

Event Entry / Exit: The Event hosted within City Square will be accessible by the Entry Point located on the High Street. The Event can be exited the same way.

In the event of an emergency, additional exits will be available at the back of City Square down the stair wells onto Crichton Street & Castle Street. These exits are for use in an emergency only or at the end of the event at 8PM.

Persons Searches: To ensure the safety & well-being of those in attendance to the event, there will be a security checkpoint at the entrance to the event where SIA Licensed Security Personnel will be carrying out person searches using Security Wands. BSL interpreters will be on site to explain procedures to any of our deaf participants. If you or a person you care for have any needs that impact on the search process, please see one of the event management team (wearing purple shirts) for discrete alternative arrangements.

Bag Searches: To ensure the safety & well-being of those in attendance to the event, there will be a security checkpoint at the entrance to the event where SIA Licensed Security Personnel will be carrying out bag searches to prevent prohibited items entering the event site.

Items that are prohibited from being brought into the Event Site are: Alcohol, Controlled Drugs, Weapons.

See Something, Say Something:  We will have security staff, event staff and volunteers helping keep the event safe for everyone. There will also be police and community wardens around for the Parade and the event in City Square. However, if you see something suspicious, worrying or of concern, please let one of the event team know immediately.