Scone Palace is to light up blue this evening to express its thanks to those on the front line fighting the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first stately home in the UK to adopt the initiative which has been picked up globally.
The palace, which can be seen for miles around Perthshire, will be floodlit from 6.30pm until 10.30pm this evening, at the same time as the UK observes its weekly “Clap for Carers” moment which takes place at 8pm every Thursday night.
It will join the hundreds of buildings around the world, from entertainment venues to national landmarks, that are already been illuminated in the NHS blue, expressing the world’s gratitude for their tireless hard work fighting on the front line of this pandemic.
The #LightItBlue initiative originated in the United Kingdom and has now spread globally with structures around the world now joining in including the Tower of London, Disney World in Florida and Niagara Falls in Canada.
More information on Scone Palace is at www.scone-palace.co.uk