More than 50 landmarks and buildings across Scotland marked the 25th anniversary of World AIDS day by turning their lights red on Sunday 1 December.
As part of the ‘Light Up Scotland’ campaign, buildings including the SSE Hydro and Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Inverness Castle and even Clickimin Broch in Shetland changed their external lighting red, to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.
The Hydro opened on 30 September 2013 and will play host to concerts as well as global entertainment and sporting events.
With a seating capacity of 12,000, the venue will augment The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (SECC) existing facilities, and will play host to around 140 events every year.
“We’re absolutely delighted to see some of Scotland’s most significant buildings and landmarks light up in red for World AIDS Day,” said HIV Scotland chief executive officer George Valiotis.
“It’s an important mark of respect and remembrance for those who have died and also a much-needed reminder for all of us that we must know the basics about HIV and AIDS.”
It has also been announced today that chief executive Sharkey is to leave SECC.
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Posted on: 2/12/13