Council buildings in East Dunbartonshire will be marked purple this Saturday for World Polio Day. 

Civic buildings including Kirkintilloch Community Hub/William Patrick Library building, Milngavie Town Hall and Bearsden Community Hub will sport the colour to raise awareness of the cruel disease. 

Due to Covid-19, this year's planned events in East Dunbartonshire won't be going ahead, however Rotary International plans to draw attention to the illness.

Councillor Vaughan Moody said: "Ending a disease is a massive effort and we are keen to help highlight the great work being done by the Rotary Club locally and internationally.

"The colour purple has been chosen because that is the colour that children's fingers are dyed once they have been inoculated against polio."

Morag Macleod, president of Kirkintilloch Rotary Club, added said: "This year, Kirkintilloch Rotary are planting thousands of crocuses at Lenzie Station, Waterside and Rotary Way instead of our usual purple pinkie campaign in schools to raise awareness."