Light Up Scotland 2017

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Monday 4th December 2017

To mark World AIDS Day on Friday 1st December 50 landmarks across Scotland turned their external lights red.

The Light Up Scotland campaign has run since 2012, with landmarks and buildings the length and breadth of the country take part. World AIDS day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, around 350 people a year are diagnosed with HIV in Scotland and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with and affected by HIV.

This year landmarks from the Clickimmin Broch and Lerwick Town Hall in Shetland, the Kings College Chapel and Marchsial College in Aberdeen, Perth Concert Hall, Dundee and Abertay Universities, the Kelpies, Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as well Jenners Store and local businesses in Edinburgh all joined the campaign.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated and made Light Up Scotland 2017 a success.

Light Up Collage