Poppyscotland is looking to ‘Light Up Red’ the whole of Scotland this year in recognition of the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world forever…

The charity is calling on mass involvement from schools, churches, council buildings, monuments, statues and landmarks to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

If you have a building with external lighting, and can get hold of red gel filters for those lights, then why not join the national ‘Thank You’ movement to illuminate your premises red from 5th until 11th November.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “It’s fantastic to know that Scotland will be lighting up red once again for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, and we continue to be amazed by the country’s support. We have already received the support of around 50 landmarks that will ‘Light Up Red’ but we want even more to join this exciting project.

“This year is even more significant than usual, though, as we commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that led to the end of the First World War. For that reason, we feel that this year’s ‘Light Up Red’ campaign is just as much about local communities, and their desire to say ‘Thank You’, as it is our seminal buildings such as Edinburgh Castle.”

If you are keen to light up red please email Jude Smart at [email protected] for further information. Any structure is welcome; the list of those signed up already includes castles, cathedrals, museums, bridges, racecourses, hotels, cranes, golf courses, airports, fountains, a yacht…and even a pencil!