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Buildings Called on to Light Up Red for Remembrance Sunday

Poppyscotland are calling on iconic landmarks in Highland Perth shire and across Scotland to ‘Light Up Red’ for the 2022 Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Last year 300 buildings were lit up as part of the fundraising effort, including Smeaton’s Bridge in Perth and the House of Bruar in Blair Atholl. The Armed Forces charity is calling upon buildings, to show their support once again, and help surpass that number in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday on the 13th of November.

Austin Hardie, Director of Poppyscotland, said: “It’s always wonderful to see so many Scottish landmarks lighting up red for the Poppy Appeal.

“This is a fitting and poignant tribute to our Armed Forces community, and we know it means a lot to them to see this visual support for their contribution, past and present.

“Of course, with current concerns over energy costs, we understand that not every building will be lighting up this year. But if they already have external lighting, then we’d encourage them to consider adding red filters in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday.”

Last year over 300 building were lit up red and the charity hopes to surpass this number in 2022.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal is Scotland’s biggest fundraising campaign, raising more than £2 million to benefit veterans and their families.

Poppies are handmade by veterans at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh.

For more information about how to Light Up Red and the 2022 Scottish Poppy Appeal, visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk/light-up-red  or contact Clare Shaw at c.shaw@poppyscotland.org.uk

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