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The lights at the Lewis War Memorial are being switched off to mark World Earth Hour.

The iconic landmark on the outskirts of Stornoway will be in darkness for 60 minutes on Saturday evening as Comhairle nan Eilean Siar joins the global symbolic call against climate change.

In 2011, Scotland became the first country in the world to have all its local authorities participating in the event, something that was applauded globally. This record will be maintained this year again, with all Scottish local authorities committed to taking part.

This is the ninth year running the council has participated.

Last year more than 10 million people in the UK, 172 countries and 7,000 towns and cities, took part in the world’s largest participation event.

Some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks including Big Ben, The Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower switched off.

Scotland celebrated the hour with schools, individuals, organisations, community groups and iconic buildings joining the big switch-off.



War memorial goes dark for Earth Hour

24 March 2018