Three Dundee landmarks will be turned blue this week to mark Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day.
Dundee City Council has arranged for the Caird Hall, Seabraes Bridge and Slessor Gardens to be bathed in blue light in support of MND Scotland’s Shine a Light on MND campaign.
It will see famous Scottish landmarks including Glasgow’s Titan Crane, Aberdeen’s Marischal College and Ness Bridge, in Inverness, all lit up in shades of blue on Thursday.
Craig Stockton, MND Scotland chief executive, said: “I would like to thank Dundee City Council for such a wonderful response.
“MND Scotland is the only charity in the country providing information, care and support to people affected by MND, as well as funding cutting-edge research into a cure.
“By shining a light on MND, Dundee City Council can help us raise further awareness of this devastating terminal illness.”
Motor Neurone Disease stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles.
This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
On average nearly 200 people are diagnosed with the condition each year in Scotland, with 53% dying within one year of diagnosis and just 6.5% living for more than five years.
There are more than 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.
Throughout the week MND Scotland will run a “myth-busting” campaign highlighting some of the misconceptions around MND, including animated videos featuring the voices of people with MND.