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More than 120 Scottish landmarks will glow red this Remembrance Weekend in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Buildings large and small – from globally iconic castles to locally loved churches and schools – will ‘Light Up Red’ for Poppyscotland in a modern remembrance display.

Eskmills in Musselburgh is joining the light up red scheme too.

18 locations across Edinburgh will be taking part including: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Airport, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Camera Obscura Outlook Tower, St Giles’ Cathedral, The Edinburgh Academy Senior School, The Kings Theatre, Aberdeen Standard Investments, George Street, George Watson’s College, Stockbridge Parish Church, Cargilfield School, RBS, Gogarburn, RBS St Andrew Square, Leith Academy, Prestonfield House, 20/20 Productions, St Andrew’s House and Victoria Quay.

Members of the public are encouraged to take pictures of their local landmarks lit up red and to share them on social media, tagging @Poppyscotland and using the hashtags #LightUpRed #BehindThemAlways and #ScottishPoppyAppeal.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone supporting this campaign. We are touched by the effort that hundreds of people have made in order to make this happen and to help us to shine a light on those who continue to need Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing support today.”

Mr Michie added: “It is incredible to witness so many buildings, up and down the country, glowing red in tribute to Scotland’s Armed Forces community past and present. It is a visual spectacle symbolising that when it comes to the country’s Service personnel, we are behind them. Always.”

Most buildings will be lighting up from now until Armistice Day, on 11th November, but, for more information including the full list of locations across Scotland, and detail on timings visit

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