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Moray, Aberdeenshire and Highlands glow red for Scottish poppy appeal

By Chris Saunderson

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This weekend, more than 120 Scottish landmarks will be glowing red in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Rhynie Church and war memorial.
Rhynie Church and war memorial.

Buildings large and small – from globally iconic castles to locally loved churches and schools – will ‘Light Up Red’ for Poppyscotland.

There are 16 locations across the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire will be lighting up: Inverness Cathedral; Inverness Castle; Ness Bridge, Inverness; Inverness Town House; Inverness War Memorial, Cavell Gardens; Dingwall Town Hall; Kishorn Selfie Box; Muir of Ord War Memorial; Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh; Cullen Viaduct; Hall Church, Cullen; Cullen War Memorial; Findochty Church; Covesea Lighthouse, Lossiemouth; Buckie Community Shop and the Poppy lights by Burghead War Memorial.

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

Gordon Michie, head of fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone supporting this campaign. We are touched by the effort that hundreds of people have made in order to make this happen and to help us to shine a light on those who continue to need Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing support today.”

Mr Michie added: “It is incredible to witness so many buildings, up and down the country, glowing red in tribute to Scotland’s Armed Forces community past and present. It is a visual spectacle symbolising that when it comes to the country’s Service personnel, we are behind them. Always.”

Most buildings will be lighting up from now until Armistice Day, on 11th November, but, for more information including the full list of locations across Scotland, and detail on timings, please visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk/Light-Up-Red.

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