Networking for Scotland's LGBT community

Scottish Workplace Networking for LGBT People 

Upcoming Events

SWAN Volunteers: Meet and Plan – Tuesday October 30th

Following previous successful events about volunteering with SWAN, as promised, we’re having an event to invite all our prospective volunteers together, meet the current trustees, exchange ideas and plan the coming year and the roles you can play in helping to deliver this. 


We’ll be meeting on Tuesday October 30th, courtesy of Brodies at their Edinburgh offices: 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA from 17:30 for a 18:00 start, until 20:00.  There will be food and drink available.


We are looking for people to help SWAN with communications, marketing, event leadership and other volunteers. We are also looking for a company secretary and a treasurer. 


If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a trustee, sign up to the event here.


You can find out more about our trustees here.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to SWAN

Welcome to SWAN. We offer networking opportunities to all members of the LGBT community in Scotland.We're proud to be a registered charity, working to improve inclusivity for LGBT people in Scottish workplaces.

About Us

SWAN was founded in 2008 by Ian Arnot and Robert Cole, who were involved with BT's LGBTQ Networking group, Kaleidoscope. At the time, many companies and public sector employers had their own social networking organisations but there was nothing that connected them. SWAN was created in order to fill this gap and provide a network in Scotland to bring people from different sectors together, as an LGBT community.   


SWAN has become synonymous with networking within the LGBT professional community.  As an organisation we have been hosted at many major businesses in the central belt of Scotland and attendance is consistently growing.SWAN aims to provide LGBT people with access to networking opportunities and with the help of our hosts we are able to do this absolutely free.In October 2014, SWAN Workplace Networking for LGBT (SWAN) was successful in achieving incorporation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered in Scotland, SC045169. 

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