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Key Scottish Diversity Champion goes all out for Pride Scotia

Key Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue service, are going all out at the Pride Scotia event in Edinburgh, this Saturday, 23 June.

As well the service setting up a recruitment stand at the festival, which takes place in Pilrig Park, firefighters from local Macdonald Road Fire Station will be carrying out dramatic car accident rescue demonstrations, and staff will also join in the Pride march with fire engine in toe. Promotional 'fire hats' and public information leaflets on fire safety will be in plentiful supply.

The service is a keen participant in the Diversity Champions Scotland programme, a leading good practice forum run by Stonewall Scotland. The service has also held several recruitment evenings in the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre in the last couple of years, as well as launching a high profile recruitment advertising campaign, targeting members of the LGBT communities in Edinburgh specifically.

Ross Wynn, Manager in the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Equal Opportunities team, said: "We're delighted to have such a strong presence at Pride Scotia this year. It's important we make sure our services are accessible to all, and that our workforce is as representative as possible of the diverse and varied society that we live in."

The Pride Scotia march starts 1 pm outside the new Council building on East Market Street, and the festival in Pilrig Park starts at about 2.30 pm, ending around 7.30 pm.

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