Why is Edinburgh Castle lit up purple?

Edinburgh Castle is illuminated in purple light to mark the Stroke Association's 'Make May Purple'. Picture Jane Barlow
Edinburgh Castle is illuminated in purple light to mark the Stroke Association's 'Make May Purple'. Picture Jane Barlow
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Edinburgh Castle has been lit up in distinctive purple light as part of a major new campaign.

The landmark was illuminated to mark the Stroke Association’s ‘Make May Purple’, which aims to get individuals, groups and organisations to do something purple to help raise awareness of stroke.