Landmarks across Glasgow will look different this festive season as they are set to light up green.

Historic spots such as the Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Titan Crane in Clydebank are the chosen spots to change colour on Friday, December 22.

The move is in support of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) as the charity calls on the public to rally friends and family around and take part in a Walk for Children event.

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Glasgow Times: NSPCC lighting up the Glasgow Science centre last yearNSPCC lighting up the Glasgow Science centre last year (Image: Supplied)

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The event will see people walk 5km that night to raise vital funds for the charity and its Childline service.

It costs £10 to sign up for Walk for Children and participants are asked to try and raise £100 to help fund the charity’s vital work and keep more children safe this Christmas.

Everyone who signs up will receive a fundraising pack with everything needed to plan a walk, resources to use on the day, and an NSPCC t-shirt.

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Last Christmas, Childline delivered more than 1,000 high-risk counselling sessions, with 64% of high-risk calls and web chats during that period coming in after dark.

Childline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Caroline Renton, NPSCC Scotland supporter fundraising manager, said: “Our Childline service is expecting a child to contact them every 45 seconds this Christmas, and while it’s free for them to contact the service over the phone or internet, every counselling session costs the charity around £4.

“For children facing abuse, the winter nights can be long and lonely, and we want all children to know that Childline is here for them, even on the darkest nights.

"We rely on public donations for around 90% of our funding, and by joining us on December 22 you can help Childline answer more life-changing calls.

“Whether you’re enjoying mulled wine and mince pies on the way around, wearing reindeer antlers, Santa hats or light-up accessories, or just pulling on your warmest coats and hats and enjoying the view, you’ll be helping Childline be a lifeline for children this Christmas.”

To find out more or sign up for this year’s Walk for Children, go to and search ‘WALK FOR CHILDREN’.