Council supports Inverness Ceremony to remember Orlando victims
The City of Inverness is holding a vigil on Friday 17th June at 8pm at the Inverness Castle in honour of and in solidarity with those affected by the horrific and devastating attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, USA, at the weekend.
A total of 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in the shootings which took place at the gay nightclub in Orlando.
The vigil has been organised by The Highland LGBT Forum with the support of The Highland Council, the Inverness Pipe Band and Police Scotland.
Highland LGBT Forum Secretary Sandra Owsnett said the Forum is calling on people in Inverness and throughout the Highlands to unite against hatred.
She said "The message we want to put out is love will always win.
"We invite people from all backgrounds to join us in our vigil to pay respects and to show the world we are united."
Provost of Inverness Helen Carmichael said: “We are pleased to be able to offer support to the Highland LGBT Forum in organising this vigil which gives people the chance to come together. As a mark of respect our flags at both the Town House and Glenurquhart Road will be lowered and we have also arranged to light up the Ness Bridge in rainbow colours from dusk on the Friday to dawn on Sunday.”
The Inverness Sheriff Court will also lower their flag.
The vigil will start with a pipers lament at 8pm