Published 01 February 2018

The Rainbow Flag is flying at the Council’s Garshake Road offices to mark the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.

Provost William Hendrie raised the Rainbow Flag at a ceremony attended by Council staff, Councillors and members of the public.

Also in attendance were young people from Vale of Leven Academy and Clydebank High School.

The flag reaffirms the Council’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equal environment for people living and working in the area.

Provost Hendrie said: “This is the 10th year that the Council has flown the Rainbow Flag in support of LGBT History Month. Raising the Rainbow Flag to fly proudly at our office helps raise awareness of the purpose of LGBT History Month and it also signifies the Council’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity.

“This important date in our calendar recognises the diverse society we have here in West Dunbartonshire and today we celebrate our area being a place where people can rightly live the life they choose.

“Everyone has the right to live their life, regardless of their choice, without fear. And by working together, we continue to create safe environments in West Dunbartonshire where people have the confidence, independence and freedom to live their life.”

LGBT History Month is held annually and celebrates the diverse history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.