WELL-KNOWN monuments across East Dunbartonshire will be illuminated red as part of a campaign for Show Racism the Red Card. 

Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Milngavie Town Hall, Mugdock Country Park Courtyard and Community Hubs in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs will all join the Wear Red Day initiative on Friday, October 22.

The campaign was started by national charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC).

Founded 25 years ago, the organisation is the UK's largest anti-racism and anti-discrimination charity.

In support of SRtRC, council employees are also being invited to wear something red on the day to show support.

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Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of the council, said: "We are fully behind this worthwhile campaign, which is helping to tackle the scourge of racism in society.

"The charity's annual initiative continues to gain momentum each year and we are pleased that some of our best-known locations will again be involved."

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody, added: "I hope residents, schools and
employees can continue to support this vital cause.

"We can all play a part in helping to Show Racism the Red Card - building a better future together for all. Please help to spread the word and, if possible, make a donation."

You can support Show Racism the Red Card by texting 'Red' to 70470 to donate £1. You can text 'Red5' to donate £5, 'Red10' to donate £10 and 'Red20' to donate £20. Texts cost the standard rate, plus donation.