Irvine's Portal leisure centre will be lit up purple to raise awareness of epilepsy.

The Portal will be among 29 landmarks across Scotland which will be lit up purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy for Purple Day on March 26.

Every year, Epilepsy Scotland work to get politicians, business leaders, schools, health pr ofe ss ionals and members of the public to think and talk about epilepsy and help raise money for those living with the condition.

With around 55,000 people in Scotland living with the condition, Epilepsy Scotland are also asking people across the country to organise a fundraising event in schools or workplaces such as dressing up in purple for the day, organising a bake sale, taking part in running events or a sponsored silence.

The Scottish charity’s Chief Executive, Lesslie Young, said: “Purple Day is the perfect opportunity to get our supporters involved and to raise awareness of epilepsy.

“We are delighted that various landmarks ac ross the whole of Scotland are supporting our Paint the Town Purple campaign.”