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Purple Day In Aberdeenshire As MSP Backs International Epilepsy Day

Dennis Robertson MSP was all in purple for constituency visits to communities in Aberdeenshire West on Monday 26 March to promote epilepsy awareness on Purple Day.

 

Dennis joined with leading charity Epilepsy Scotland to draw the public’s attention to the international fun day and invited people to wear or do something ‘purple’.  Historically lavender is the international colour associated with epilepsy.

 

Dennis Robertson MSP said:

“Epilepsy already affects 50 million people worldwide, 54,000 here in Scotland and 700 of my own constituents.  Yet most of us know very little about this long-term condition.  So Purple Day get people thinking and talking about epilepsy while they learn more about it in a light -hearted way.  I’m proud to be an epilepsy ambassador and proud to be part of Purple Day.

 

“Whether at school, home, working, or retired, people chose to follow Purple Day in their own way.  I intend to put my Purple Day photo up on Epilepsy Scotland’s website gallery, a photo which was taken on the day in the Cairngorms National Park on my way to Strathdon. Anyone interested in knowing more about this good cause can visit www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk