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Pride Glasgow CEO resigns after this summer’s ticketing troubles

Pride Glasgow CEO resigns after this summer’s ticketing troubles

Inside Kelvingrove Park at Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow CEO Alastair Smith has resigned following this year’s Pride ticket chaos.

Many called for his resignation after the event descended into chaos last July.

Smith offered an apology to the city’s LGBTI community. However, his excuses didn’t make up for those many disappointed festival-goers left stranded at the gates.

Moreover, this year’s host, comedian Scott Agnew, spoke out that he would ‘never host another Pride Glasgow’. He pointed out there were further problems backstage.

Finally, a 1,500-strong petition was launched calling for Smith to quit.

What’s next for Pride Glasgow?

Smith has been among the Pride organizers for more than a decade but has resigned with immediate effect.

‘This year’s event was not without its challenges and I’m hugely sorry for those who didn’t get access to the festival,’ he said in a statement.

‘I know and trust that the team at Pride Glasgow will learn important lessons and deliver a fantastic event for the community next year.’

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