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Dingwall town hall to light up purple for Epilepsy Scotland

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Picture: James Mackenzie.
Picture: James Mackenzie.

Dingwall Town Hall will turn purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy.

The high-profile gesture of support will happen on Purple Day on Tuesday, March 26.

Purple Day was founded in Canada by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan in 2008 and is a great opportunity to get people talking about epilepsy and dispel the myths and stigma attached to the condition.


The Town Hall will join over 40 buildings and landmarks which will be lit up purple on March 26.

Epilepsy Scotland is asking schools, local communities and people in their workplace to wear something purple during March to help raise awareness and help support the estimated 58,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland.

The Scottish charity’s Purple Day campaign has been supported by Queen’s Park Football Club and celebrities including TV Presenters Edith Bowman and Jennifer Reoch and Star Wars actor Greg Grunberg.

Epilepsy Scotland’s chief executive, Lesslie Young said: “We are delighted so many landmarks across Scotland will light up purple for Purple Day. These displays help us raise awareness of epilepsy with the aim of diminishing the social stigma that can surround it.

“Awareness days such as Purple Day are a great opportunity for people to learn more about epilepsy and to support our vital services, including our national helpline, wellbeing service, youth group service and Welfare Rights service.”

To get involved in Purple Day, visit Epilepsy Scotland’s website at www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/purpleday or email fundraising@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

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