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Purple Day

26 March 2016

Will you rise to the Purple Challenge?

One way to get people talking about epilepsy is by doing fun things on Purple Day.  In 2016 we want to see as many people going purple as possible. 

This is all part of our national awareness campaign to Turn Scotland Purple on 26 March.  Our supporters and local councils can also help us have Scottish landmarks lit up in violet hues.  Just pick a famous abbey, bridge, building, castle, conference centre, stadium or tower to be floodlit in purple and ask the organisation responsible if they will join our Purple Day campaign.

We will keep you posted on social media and our website of each landmark that is going purple.

Here is the list of local councils and landmarks involved, so far:

  • Aberdeen City Council – Marishal College
  • Argyll and Bute Council – McCaig’s Tower, Oban
  • East Ayrshire Council – Kilmarnock station clock and Burns Tower in Mauchline
  • North Ayrshire Council - Saltcoats Town Hal
  • Scottish Borders Council – a purple flag on the council office buildings at Newton St Boswells
  • Shetland Islands – Lerwick Town Hall
  • South Lanarkshire Council – Hamilton Town Hall, Rutherglen Town Hall, Old Parish Church East Kilbride
  • West Dunbartonshire Council – Titan Crane, Clydebank
  • West Lothian Council – West Lothian Civic Centre
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • Glencoe Mountain Resort 
  • Ness Bridge
  • Pyramids Business Park with purple sheep


Here’s how our supporters got involved in previous years:



Why purple??? Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy.

How can you get involved?  Well, on Purple Day 2015, lots of people were sponsored to wear purple to school or work, make purple cupcakes, dye their hair purple or any other 'purpleness' they could think of - feel free to use your imagination for 2016.

Set the ball rolling and tell us about your plans to raise funds and awareness of epilepsy.  We are here to help with all your Purple Day needs including sponsorship forms, purple lapel ribbons and posters.  We can also help with suggestions of how to go purple and fundraise.

Epilepsy Scotland Purple Day


Let's turn the world purple on 26 March 2016. Download your Purple Pack here.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and on Twitter for our Purple Day photos.  Email your photos to or post them on Facebook and Twitter and we will add them to our Purple Day 2016 Photo Gallery.

Any purple questions, just get in touch with the fundraising department on 0141 427 4911 or email