Town Hall goes through a purple patch
Rutherglen Town Hall was lit up recently to support Turn Scotland Purple Day.
The awareness event is organised by Epilepsy Scotland in a bid to get people talking about the condition.
Statistics from the charity show that one in 97 people across South Lanarkshire have epilepsy, so the local authority were only to happy to back the campaign.
To mark Purple Day last month, the charity asked the council to turn local landmarks purple.
This snap of the Town Hall was taken by South Lanarkshire Council’s property manager Graham Forsyth, who also organised the lighting.
People of all ages were encouraged to take part in fun activities across the country and talk about this common, yet serious, neurological condition.
Allana Parker, public affairs officer with Epilepsy Scotland, said:“Turning a well-known landmark purple in your area will get people talking about epilepsy.
“Over 55,000 men, women and children now have epilepsy in Scotland. Sadly, this particular long-term health condition still carries a social stigma.”
Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious neurological disorder.
It is marked by repeated seizures that start in the brain. A brief disturbance in the brain’s normal electrical activity causes the nerve cells to fire off random signals.
Go to www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk or www.epilepsy.org.uk.
Light fantastic The Town Hall bathed in purple light