Scotland lighting up poppy red

5th November 2015 Fraser Bedwell

Lighting up red on various nights between 26th October and 11th November are Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen Marischal College, Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, Ayr Racecourse, Dundee’s Caird Hall, Edinburgh Airport Tower & plaza, Eilean Donan Castle, Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Inverness Castle & Ness Bridge.

The M8 pyramids are painted with poppies and sculptor Andy Scott’s Heavy Horse at Baillieston and Equus Clutha in Greenock will both wear bespoke poppies. The Clyne War Memorial in Brora is lit up with poppy installations and poppies have been projected on to Glencoe and the Wallace Monument.

Poppyscotland, the charity that organises the annual Appeal, hopes the activity will help increase awareness of the cause and ultimately raise more money to help provide life-changing support to the Armed Forces community in Scotland, in areas of tailored support & funding, employment and advice services.

People can donate to the Scottish Poppy Appeal by putting money in the poppy tins, texting POPPY to 70800 to donate £3* or donating online at www.poppyscotland.org.uk