ScotRail bosses have given five of their trains special rainbow-coloured logos in the run-up to Scotland's largest LGBTI festival.

Thousands of people will take part in events to mark the Pride Glasgow celebrations in the city on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20.

To show its support for the LGTI community, ScotRail has changed the logo on the five trains, so they now feature the message Proud To Be Supporting Pride Glasgow in rainbow lettering.

The special trains will run on the Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh via Falkirk route, as well as other services across the country.

The trains were unveiled by ScotRail managing director Alex Hynes at Glasgow Queen Street Station, and afterwards he said: "It's great to see our trains fitted with the rainbow flag - a very visible symbol of the ScotRail Alliance's support for the Glasgow Pride 2017 weekend and the wider LGBTI community."

ScotRail said it expects 40 of its staff to take part in the main Pride parade in Glasgow in Saturday, August 19, with Mr Hynes stating: "We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our customers. We're building the best railway Scotland has ever had, and we need the best people to do this."

Alastair Smith, Pride Glasgow CEO, said: "Pride Glasgow is excited about further developing the relationship with the ScotRail Alliance, so that together we can ensure that LGBTI people feel safe on our transport systems.

"We welcome the commitment the ScotRail Alliance has shown to challenging any form of discrimination on its services. We jointly believe that LGBTI people, their friends and families should feel safe as they travel, not just to the festival but all year round."