McCaig’s tribute to poppy appeal
OBAN’S iconic McCaig’s Tower went the extra mile for the 2016 Scottish Poppy Appeal when it was lit up red for the first time.
The tower, overlooking the bay from Battery Hill, shone poppy red at night to raise awareness of the annual fundraising campaign by the charity Poppyscotland.
The tower was was one of 19 iconic buildings and structures across Scotland which joined in this powerful visual show of support.
Gordon Michie, head of fundraising from Poppyscotland, said: ‘ We are delighted that McCaig’s Tower showed its support for this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal by lighting up red.
‘We hope people will think about ways that they, too, can go the extra mile in their support for the 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.’