Aberdeen’s Marischal College will be joining landmarks across Scotland this week by being lit up to highlight a stroke awareness campaign.
Every year the UK charity Stroke Association runs its “Make May Purple” initiative to highlight the potentially deadly condition.
Joining Marischal College this week in the illuminations will be Robert Gordon University’s Riverside East building, as well as Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies in Falkirk, and the SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow.
Andrea Cail, director of Stroke Association’s Scotland office, said: “Strokes happens in an instant and change people’s lives forever.
“A quarter of all strokes happen to young people, and about half of everyone who has had a stroke will be left with a disability.
“The Stoke Association wants to prevent strokes and help those who have had strokes get the support they need.
“Those who support Make May Purple by doing something in purple to raise awareness of stroke are making a difference.”
Aberdeen’s lord provost George Adam said: “We are delighted to support the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign by changing the spotlights on Marischal College.
“This iconic granite building will appear even more striking and we expect many people will stop to look and take a photograph.
“In turn, we hope residents and visitors to Aberdeen will be encouraged to find out more about stroke awareness and the fantastic work this charity does to support not only those affected but their friends, family and carers too.”
If you are concerned about strokes or would like to help the charity, visit www.stroke.org.uk.