Castle lights up in support of Poppyscotland
Thornhill residents are set to see red for Poppyscotland this weekend.
Drumlanrig Castle is glowing red every night this weekend in a powerful and visual show of support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal which culminates on Remembrance Sunday.
The Castle owned by the Duke of Buccleuch, is joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign.
Claire Oram, the castle manager, said: “It’s an honour to support this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal alongside so many other iconic Scottish landmarks.
“Drumlanrig is often affectionately nicknamed the ‘Pink Palace’ however we are proud to transform the castle for a short period – we hope that by lighting up the castle we’ll be helping raise the profile of the poppy campaign and support those who have served in our Armed Forces.”
More than 30 iconic landmarks are taking part in Light Up Red including Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies, and Scone Palace.
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 Drumlanrig 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.”
He added: “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.”