Iconic Scottish buildings lit up for St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Castle and buildings across Scotland are being lit up to mark St Andrew's Day. Picture TSPL
Edinburgh Castle and buildings across Scotland are being lit up to mark St Andrew's Day. Picture TSPL
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Major buildings across Scotland have been illuminated to mark St Andrew’s Day and urge Scots to perform an act of kindness.

A short film has been projected onto the Gilbert Scott Building at Glasgow University and the Riverside Museum.

It displays messages encouraging Scots to #BeLikeStAndrew and concludes with the St Andrew’s Cross.

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And on Thursday night, Edinburgh Castle and other buildings in the capital will be lit up to encourage acts of kindness.

Landmarks elsewhere in Scotland which have been illuminated include Inverness Castle and Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, the Town House in Aberdeen and Abertay University Library.

The #BeLikeStAndrew campaign marks the start of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Nicola Sturgeon also called on Scots to mark St Andrew’s with a good deed.

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The First Minister said: “The values of compassion and solidarity are central to the story of St Andrew. They are also a big part of Scotland’s national identity. So we’re encouraging everyone to celebrate these values, by performing an act of kindness on St Andrew’s Day.

“That could mean helping out your neighbours, giving time or money to charity; or simply offering friendship and company to those who need it most.”