Painting Scotland red for Poppy Appeal

Equus clutha aka ginger main pic web

Charity turns some of the country's most famous buildings red

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9th November 2015 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Landmarks across Scotland turned red in support of this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal. 

Among the buildings taking part were Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, Ayr Racecourse, Dundee’s Caird Hall, Edinburgh Airport Tower, Eilean Donan Castle, the Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Inverness Castle & Ness Bridge.

In keeping with the poppy theme, sculptor Andy Scott’s Heavy Horse at Baillieston and Equus Clutha in Greenock both wore bespoke poppies.

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.

It is yet to reveal how much this year’s appeal raised.

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse

Equus Clutha, aka Ginger

Equus Clutha, aka Ginger

The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

Arbroath Signal Tower

Arbroath Signal Tower

Caird Hall

Caird Hall

Edinburgh Airport Tower

Edinburgh Airport Tower

Inverness Castle & Ness Bridge

Inverness Castle & Ness Bridge

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle