All fright on the night as is­land cel­e­brates Hal­lowe’en

‘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’

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A host of Hal­lowe’en par­ties were held across the is­land dur­ing the past week. Here were see the P3 to P7 pupils at Brod­ick pri­mary school who make a scary sight.

Brod­ick Cas­tle has joined a host of Scot­land’s most fa­mous build­ings, struc­tures and sculp­tures to light up Poppy red to raise aware­ness for the an­nual fundrais­ing cam­paign run by the Pop­pyscot­land.

While the ‘Light Up Red’ cam­paign has been run­ning for six years, 2017 has seen the most sup­port yet with more than 30 iconic land­marks tak­ing part to sup­port this year’s Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal. The cas­tle will be lit red un­til Sun­day Novem­ber 12.

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 Brod­ick 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.’

Among the venues tak­ing part are Ayr Race­course, Ed­in­burgh Air­port, The Kelpies, The Royal Yacht Bri­tan­nia, Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle, Scone Palace, Glas­gow Cathe­dral and Mel­drum House Ho­tel.

Brod­ick Cas­tle.

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