Earth Hour is a turn-off

CAPITAL residents are being urged to join millions across the world in switching off their lights tonight for Earth Hour.

Iconic city landmarks such as the Scott Monument, the Burns Monument and Edinburgh Castle will be plunged into darkness for 60 minutes from 8.30pm.

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Council leader Jenny Dawe said: “This year promises to be better than ever and will send out a bold visual message that we all must take action to tackle climate change. I would encourage everyone to play their part and turn off lights to mark this global event.”