Ness Bridge will light up purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy for Purple Day on Sunday.

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

More than 40 buildings and landmarks across Scotland will be lit up purple for the day and Epilepsy Scotland is asking schools, local communities and people in their workplaces to wear something purple during March to help raise awareness and help support the estimated 58,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland.

The charity’s campaign has been supported by football clubs Queen’s Park and Raith Rovers and ice hockey team, the Glasgow Clan.

Epilepsy Scotland 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 services, and information available through our website.

“We would really like to see people sharing photos of their own purple day activities as well as pictures of landmarks and buildings being lit up in their areas. It should be a fun day for all but with the aim of helping others.”


Source:, Gregor White