Landmarks to glow red for Remembrance

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Poppyscotland's Light Up Red campaign will involve 150 landmarks, including Edinburgh Airport and the R&A in St Andrews

9th November 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Landmarks across Scotland are set glow this weekend to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Buildings large and small, from the globally iconic to the locally loved, will Light Up Red for Poppyscotland in a collective display of thanks to the generation that gave so much.

The charity’s campaign has gained momentum this year with 150 locations lighting up across Scotland. Twenty churches, 10 castles, seven war memorials, six clocks, five universities, four cathedrals, three lighthouses, two theatres and a phone box are amongst the venues to be lighting up red.

Gordon Michie, head of fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “We wanted to broaden the reach of our Light Up Red campaign in this momentous year as a tribute to those who sacrificed so much during the First World War and to shine a light on those who continue to need Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing support today.”

Members of the public are being encouraged to take pictures of their local landmarks lit red and to then share them on social media, tagging @Poppyscotland and using the hashtags #LightUpRed #ThankYou100 and #ScottishPoppyAppeal

Michie added: “We owe a huge thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen and we are delighted that Scotland has done so much to be part of the campaign. The impact of the First World War touched every corner of our country, so it is only fitting that our Light Up Red campaign does the same. We hope this will inspire people to dig even deeper for this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.”