McCaig to turn purple in support of WASPI campaign
MCCAIG’S Tower will turn purple this weekend in order to raise awareness of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) in Argyll and Bute.
The Argyll and the Isles branch of the organisation has organised ‘Paint Your Town Purple’ events across the region.
Ann Greer and Karen Murphy, from WASPI Argyll and the Isles, recently gave a presentation at a full council meeting in Kilmory.
Councillor for Oban South and the Isles, Roddy McCuish said: ‘I proposed we do our best and lit up the tower and some of the CHORD lights purple.
‘They were delighted with this and some people [from WASPI] are coming to Oban this Saturday to attend.’
The colour purple was chosen as it has historically been associated with women’s campaigns.
WASPI states that it is a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s, who have been affected by the changes to the state pension law.
Although it agrees with equalisation, it does not agree with ‘the unfair way the changes were implemented, leaving [the women with] no time to make alternative plans’.
Ann Greer and Karen Murphy of WASPI Argyll and the Isles at Kilmory.