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Scotland Turning Red To Mark Poppy Appeal
Landmarks and buildings across Scotland are glowing poppy red in tribute to the 2015 Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Lighting up red on various nights between 26th October and 11th November are Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, Ayr Racecourse, Dundee's Caird Hall, Edinburgh Airport Tower & plaza, Eilean Donan Castle, Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow's SSE Hydro and Inverness Castle & Ness Bridge.
In keeping with the poppy theme, sculptor Andy Scott's Heavy Horse at Baillieston and Equus Clutha in Greenock are both wearing bespoke poppies.
Today will see thousands of poppy collectors take to the streets of Scotland to raise as much money as possible for the 2015 campaign.
Poppyscotland, the charity that organises the annual Appeal, hopes the activity will help increase awareness of the cause and ultimately raise more money to help provide life-changing support to the Armed Forces community in Scotland, in areas of tailored support & funding, employment and advice services.
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SFA chief executive Stewart Regan says they take full responsibility for child protection failings.
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