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Eilean Donan Castle joins Poppy Scotland Light Up Red Campaign

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Eilean Donan Castle has joined thirty Scottish landmarks which are lighting up poppy red in support of PoppyScotland's annual fundraising campaign.

The thirteenth-century Highland castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings, will glow red every night until 12 November in a powerful and visual show of support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

While the ‘Light Up Red’ campaign has been running for six years, 2017 has seen the most support yet with 30 iconic landmarks taking part to support this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Lighting up Scotland

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “It’s fantastic to see Scotland lighting up red once again for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, and we’ve been blown away by the country’s support.

“We hope that when people see a wonderful iconic structure like Eilean Donan Castle glowing red over the Remembrance weekend they will think about the many ways they, too, can go the extra mile in their support for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Whether it’s putting a little bit more in the Poppy tin, or doing something completely different to raise money, every penny helps us to offer life-changing support so we can be there when they call for backup.”

Ongoing support

David Win, Castle Keeper at Eilean Donan Castle, said: “Eilean Donan is hugely proud to once again be involved in the Scottish Poppy Appeal. The provision of on-going support and services to our Armed Forces community, and their families, is a subject close to all our hearts, and we encourage everyone to give generously.”

Among the venues taking part are Ayr Racecourse, Edinburgh Airport, The Kelpies, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Scone Palace, Glasgow Cathedral and Brodick Castle.

For more on the work of PoppyScotland, visit their website.

(image copyright PoppyScotland)

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