McCaig’s Tower is lighting up for
World Polio Day on Wednesday
The Oban landmark will be bathed in purple to show support from the town’s rotary club.
The Rotary Club of Oban is joining thousands of other Rotary clubs around the world to stage Purple4Polio events to raise awareness and donations for their End Polio Now and Forever campaign.
The colour purple represents the dye placed on a child’s finger to show they have been immunised against the disease in polio-endemic countries including Afghanistan and Nigeria. It makes it easier to see who has been protected and who has not. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than 30 years ago, cases of polio have plummeted from about 350,000 cases a year in 125 countries to just 22 incidences in 2017.