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’
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.