MSPS from across Holyrood’s political spectrum have joined together to give their backing to Scotland’s LGBTI youngsters.

The representatives helped to mark the last Friday of LGBT History Month, also known as Purple Friday, by showing support for LGBT Youth Scotland’s campaign of the same name.

Purple Friday aims to inspire people to be catalysts for positive change in their schools and workplaces.

The campaign encourages people to use the colour as a way to express support for the LGBT community.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government would continue to champion LGBTI equality.

She said: “Scotland is considered to be one of the most progressive countries in Europe regarding LGBTI equality and I’m proud to support Purple Friday.”

“The Scottish Government is committed to continuing to champion equality and fairness and the work done by organisations like LGBT Youth Scotland is vital in helping to do this.”

Community and cultural organisations have put on a record-breaking 125 events across Scotland throughout February to honour LGBT History Month.

The month’s theme is “Catalyst: 50 Years of Activism”, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings in 1969, as well as the birth of the modern Pride movement.

Stonewall was a series of uprisings by members of New York’s LGBT community against police raids on gay venues.