Since 2020, we’ve had conversations and gathered ideas towards an LGBT+ community hub in Perth & Kinross.
Speaking with community organisations, groups and individuals, it helped to build a framework for a community hub to come about. It’s exciting to also see a number of hubs pop up across Scotland and the UK too!
With the new Rainbow Heartlands programme, the continual development of Perthshire Pride and the growth of new groups to the region, there’s certainly a need for a space in the near future.

So, what have we done?
November 2020 – February 2021
We carried out a scoping study with community organisations, support services and individuals to gather the perspectives on if there is a need for a community hub. As part of this, 4 potential model concepts were produced to develop a hub from.

This study also recognised the impacts that COVID-19 has had on communities, and illustrates the need to carry out face-to-face consultation when restrictions have eased.

You can see the full report of this study here:

August 2021 – November 2021

Following the recommendation to carry out face to face activities to gather ideas of what a hub should include and how people feel it should progress.
Launching as part of Perthshire Pride, we organised a series of workshops, a questionnaire and display stands in various locations.

One of the key findings from this further consultation, we establish the need to build a sense of an LGBTQ+ community in Perth & Kinross, growing community engagement and activity on consistent basis. As well as this, it was felt that a 100 Day Plan would help towards progressing the idea of an LGBT+ hub into a reality.

When asked about what a hub could bring and why it was needed in Perth & Kinross, here’s some of the reasons that people shared through the questionnaire:

Want to learn more? Have a look at the full report from the extended consultation:


We would like to give a big thank you to Perth & Kinross Council for funding each consultation and their trust to gather the views of the LGBT+ community across the region.

We also thank the support of all organisations and venues that have been involved throughout the discussions, and their ongoing support following the compilation of the reports.

And thank you to everyone that took the time to get involved in the discussions during the consultation – all the feedback and comments have been well received!

We have extended our acknowledgements in each report as well.