The Portal lit up red last night as Irvine residents get ready to remember the fallen.

The Portal Leisure Centre and Scottish Maritime Museum are shining red in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal this weekend - as more than 120 Scottish buildings and landmarks light up red for Rememberance.

Buildings large and small will join in a wonderful display of Remembrance, with other locations in Ayrshire including Ayr's Racecourse and Wallace Tower as well as Kilmarnock's Floral Clock.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone supporting this campaign. We are touched by the effort that hundreds of people have made in order to make this happen and to help us to shine a light on those who continue to need Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing support today.”

“It is incredible to witness so many buildings, up and down the country, glowing red in tribute to Scotland’s Armed Forces community past and present. It is a visual spectacle symbolising that when it comes to the country’s Service personnel, we are behind them. Always.”

Members of the public are being encouraged to take pictures of their local landmarks lit up red and to then share them on social media, tagging@Poppyscotland and using the hashtags #LightUpRed #BehindThemAlways and #ScottishPoppyAppeal.

Most buildings will be lighting up from now until Armistice Day, on November 11, but, for more information including the full list of locations across Scotland, and detail on timings, please visit