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Town hall goes purple

Lerwick Town Hall is going purple this weekend.

LERWICK Town Hall will be bathed in purple this weekend to raise awareness of epilepsy.

The colour of the council building’s floodlights will be changed for Epilepsy Scotland’s Purple Day on Saturday.

Shetland Islands Council will be one of many local authorities, businesses and public bodies to light up landmarks in purple on the day.

SIC convener Malcolm Bell said there are around 200 people in the isles thought to have epilepsy.

“By supporting Purple Day we hope to raise public awareness of epilepsy for those living with the condition, and their families and carers,” he said.

Leslie Young, chief executive of Epilepsy Scotland, said Purple Day represents a “wonderful opportunity” to raise awareness of the condition.

Epilepsy Support Group (Shetland), meanwhile, will host a Purple Day coffee morning on Saturday at Staney Hill Hall between 10am and 2pm.