WATCH: Lochaber landmarks shine blue for World Parkinson’s Day

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Neptune’s Staircase at Banavaie and Fort William’s Cameron Square  were just some of the well-known local landmarks which were illuminated with blue light yesterday (Thursday April 11) to mark World Parkinson’s Day.

John MacDonald of Lochaber Parkinson’s Support Group spoke to the Lochaber Times about the awareness day:

More than 70 landmarks across Scotland are today lighting up in blue to raise awareness of a condition that affects 12,400 people in Scotland. That’s about one in 375 adults – making it the second most prevalent neuro-progressive condition after Alzheimer’s.