History of Leathermen Scotland
21/04/2019 – The first monthly informal Glasgow Leather social was held at The Gallery Bar, under the Glasgow Leathermen name.
20/07/2019 – Glasgow Leathermen took part in the Glasgow Pride march.
15/12/2019 – Christmas meal at Qua Restaurant.
27/01/2020 – Glasgow Leathermen attended the Glasgow Gay Ball.
01/03/2020 – Our first Edinburgh Leather social was held at The Regent Bar.
19/04/2020 – Leathermen Scotland formed as a members club at an online meeting of interested parties. In person social events had ceased due to Covid-19. A club President was appointed and he selected four members to form an initial steering committee of five. First club members joined.
Leathermen Scotland received Scottish Government funding via The Equality Network to hold online events to reduce social isolation in the LGBTQ community.
Between April 2020 and June 2021 Leathermen Scotland held hundreds of online events of many types, from simple chat to bingo, musical bingo, quizzes and games, including Stars in their eyes, Blankety Blank, Play your cards right and good old Cards against humanity. There were quiet chat nights and joint events with Leathermen Cymru and Leathermen of Ireland, we even had a well attended online chat on Christmas Day.
18/04/2021 – First AGM held online.
20/06/2021 – Monthly in person social events restarted with Covid-19 restrictions.
01/08/2021 – 100th club member joined.
20/11/2021 – Leathermen Scotland applied successfully to become probationary members of the ECMC at their AGM in Nice, France, with the written support of Leathermen Cymru, London Leathermen and Manchester Leathermen.
11/12/2021 + 12/12/2021 – Leathery weekend held in Glasgow, with Whisky Tasting, Buffet Meal, Leather Social and Christmas meal at Santa Lucia Restaurant. Attendees included Mr Leather UK, Mr Leather Norway and a former Mr Leather Ireland.
03/06/2022 – Leathermen Scotland were finalists in the Proud Scotland Awards.
25/06/2022 – Leathermen Scotland took part in the march in Edinburgh to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pride in Scotland.
01/10/2022 – Leathermen Scotland applied successfully to become full members of the ECMC at their AGM in Manchester with the written support of Leathermen Cymru, London Leathermen and Manchester Leathermen.
30/04/2023 – Leathermen Scotland agreed a donation of over £2,000 to a Scottish LGBT charity at the club AGM.
28/10/2023 – Leathermen Scotland awarded the Sixty Nine Club Trophy for the year 2023/24 by the Secretariat at the ECMC AGM in Milan. The trophy is awarded to a different ECMC member club each year to recognise their work for friendship and achievements in the leather and fetish community.