By Hannah Wood

One of the Clyde’s most notable landmarks will be bathed in blue tomorrow to mark World Parkinson’s Day.

The Titan Crane is one of several locations across Scotland that will light up to raise awareness of the neurodegenerative condition on April 11.

The campaign is being organised by Parkinson’s UK, a charity dedicated to raising awareness and investing in Parkinson’s research to deliver better treatments and eventually a cure for the disease.

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In 2018, the first light up project was planned and involved just four locations in Scotland – a year later, more than 54 venues are expected to shine in support.

The charity has also planned a special walk around the Kelpies to watch the Falkirk sculpture turn blue on the day.

Parkinson’s currently affects around 12,400 people in Scotland, however public understanding of the illness remains low and there are still several misconceptions surrounding it.

Annie Macleod, director of Parkinson’s UK Scotland, says: “Parkinson’s can be brutal and has more than 40 recognised symptoms. It affects people of all ages, and typically has a massive impact on every aspect of someone’s life.

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“We’re delighted that so many places will be showing their support for the Parkinson’s community by lighting in blue for World Parkinson’s Day. Whether a national landmark or local church – we thank them all for their support.

“People with Parkinson’s and their families often feel isolated so it means a lot to the community to know that people care and are aware of the condition.”