Thursday, 3 November 2016

Celebrating diversity in the North East of Scotland - Aberdeen's St Andrew's Day March and Rally on Saturday 26th November

This year's St Andrew's Day March and Rally in Aberdeen will be held on Saturday 26th November and will celebrate diversity in the North East of Scotland.

Aberdeen Trades Union Council has joined forces with #WeAreAberdeen, a new campaign in the North East of Scotland to bring people and communities together to respond to the recent rise of intolerance across the UK.

Marchers should gather at 11am in the St Nicholas Kirkyard, Union Street, Aberdeen to march off at 11.30am for a rally in the Castlegate at 12 noon.

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Kate Ramsden, President of the ATUC said, "We are delighted to be working with #WeAreAberdeen to celebrate the diversity of our communities in the North East of Scotland.

 "Everyone is welcome on the march, to give the message that racism will not be tolerated in the North East of Scotland. We see this as a family event and I would love to see people bringing their own stories and positive messages, such as colourful banners, placards and posters."

The march will be led off by the Granite City Pipes and Drums Youth Band so will be a rousing affair. The rally will hear from speakers from community groups, trade unions and politicians representing the multi-cultural voices of the North East.

Following the rally, there will be songs and poetry from Ray Moore, Davy Kettyles and others in La Lombarda in the Castlegate. Please come and join us there too.

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