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Ross-shire Through the Lens: Dingwall celebrates Purple Day to raise awareness of epilepsy

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Picture: James Mackenzie
Picture: James Mackenzie

Dingwall Town Hall was lit up purple on March 26, to help raise awareness of epilepsy for Purple Day.

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 joined over 40 buildings and landmarks that were lit up for Purple Day.

It was also included in our latest Ross-shire through the Lens feature in the Ross-shire Journal. We love to discover how our readers see Ross-shire through the lenses of their cameras or smartphones.

Picture: James Mackenzie
Picture: James Mackenzie

We just need a few details of where the image was taken and a shot which is sharp and of a resolution of 1MB or above. It features every week on the letters page of the newspaper.

Here are some examples that have appeared in the Ross-shire through the Lens slot.

Can you show us a part of this beautiful county we've never seen before or a familiar landmark from an unusual viewpoint? Email hector.mackenzie@hnmedia.co.uk

Epilepsy Scotland’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.

Chief executive of Epilepsy Scotland, Lesslie Young said: “We are delighted so many landmarks across Scotland lit 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 learn more about Epilepsy Scotland and Purple Day, click here.

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