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
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
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.