Tower lights up to raise awareness of Parkinson’s

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Oban’s McCaig’s Tower lit up blue last week to mark this year’s World Parkinson’s Day on April 11 as part of a global drive to raise awareness of the condition.

Every week 30 people in Scotland are told they have Parkinson’s. It affects more than 12,000 people in Scotland – around one in 375 adults.

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity but charity Parkinson’s UK is on a mission to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by it through cutting-edge research, information, support and campaigning.

To get advice, information and support, go to parkinsons.org.uk or call the free, confidential helpline on 08088 000303.