Networking for Scotland's LGBT community

Scottish Workplace Networking for LGBT People 

Upcoming Events

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Catalyst - 50 years of LGBT Activism 5:30pm 28th February

Join the FCA and SWAN for a special LGBT History Month event as we look back on 50 years of activism, pride and protest since the Stonewall Riots.


A selection of Scotland’s top LGBT charities including Pink Saltire, Stonewall Scotland, Scottish Trans Alliance and Scottish Bi+ Network will be in attendance.



Further details and tickets are available from our eventbrite here.


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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 frequently runs LGBT Networking events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

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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