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Services for LGBT communities

Highland Libraries are committed to providing a service to the whole community, through the provision of information and book collections to reflect the entire Highland population.


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We have a range of fiction titles in our collection written by well-known LGBT authors. To browse these titles click on the name or title. You can refine your search by author, library, publication date and format.

Famous LGBT writers from Scotland
Our fiction collection includes many well-known Scottish LGBT authors such as:

  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Val McDermid
  • Ali Smith
  • Edwin Morgan (poet)

Classic authors
We also have a wide range of classic authors in our collection.

  • E. M. Forster
  • Radclyffe Hall
  • Sarah Waters
  • Oscar Wilde


The following is a selection of some of the non-fiction LGBT related titles available. If you would like to recommend titles or authors to us, please place a request at your local library or contact Highland Libraries at [email protected] We can’t promise to buy all suggested titles but will give them consideration.

Rights & Legislation

Lifestyle & Civil Partnerships

Local Information & Contacts

Highland LGBT Forum
A local charity based in Inverness which has a committee of volunteers drawn from the local LGBT community.

LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people (12-26yr olds) in Scotland. They provide a range of services and opportunities for young people including support, news, events, interaction, information and contact.

Highland Rainbow Folk
Highland Rainbow Folk is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender volunteers who work to raise awareness of issues facing older LGBT people.

LGBT at the Findhorn Foundation
The Experience Week programme provides supportive workshops for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people together in the unique environment at Findhorn.

Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service was launched in March 2007. We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed in partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), and LGBT Youth Scotland.

LGBT History Month
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

Civil Partnership Registration
Information about Civil Partnership Registration in the Highlands of Scotland.