It was against discrimination to people with red hair - known as 'gingerism'More than a hundred redheads have taken part in the UK's first Ginger Pride march today.
The parade wound its way through Edinburgh city centre to demonstrate against prejudice or discrimination to people with red hair - known as 'gingerism'.
Marchers held aloft signs carrying messages such as 'For the love of ginger',......
Together: The march was against 'gingerism', which has been described as prejudice or discrimination against people with red hair
'Internationally, red hair is tied to the identity of Scotland and should be cause for celebration.
'There are not many redheads in Canada and I wanted to be around a large group of gingers for once. I just put the idea out there and now hundreds of people showed up.
Noisy: Organisers say the march created an 'amazing' atmosphere as it wound its way through Edinburgh
Proud: Obby Stephenson, from Kilmarnock, and dog Tilley ,2, also took part in the unique event
Songwriter Caroline England, 35, and her daughter Taran, 4, travelled from Liverpool to take part in the march.
Mrs England said: 'Our hair colour is beautiful. I have even written a song called "Ginger" which is about having this distinctive look and being proud of it. It's a funny take on having red hair.
'There are many people who think it's alright to be mean towards people with red hair, but we are proud of who we are.'
Nicola Goodall, 42, from Edinburgh has four naturally ginger children. She was accompanied at the event by Ali, 8, Naima, 9, and Zanab,11.
Thrilled: Two friends smile for the cameras during the UK's first ever Ginger Pride event
Happy: Jacob Smart 2, also joined in the fun by talking to Pc Stephen Skirving
'We all have freckles and and red hair on our arms. My daughter Shaheeda wasn't able to come today.
'She's got amazing hair and even works as a hair model, but she recently had to colour it and now it's purple.'
Scott Ronald, 43, said: 'When I was a child, there was always people teasing and calling me names, but now things have changed and I think everyone wants to be a redhead.
'I think the stigma surrounding gingers has gone and it's actually become fashionable to have red hair. These days you can even see a lot of girls colouring their hair red.'