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WWF's Earth Hour 2014 generated all the activities listed below - perhaps the activities from last year will inspire you to organise your own event in 2015.

Aberdeen City
In the Granite City the lights are going off at Marischal College and other landmarks across the city including Robert Gordon University, Skene Parish, Church and Scottish Enterprise's offices.

The County Buildings and Angus House in Forfar, along with the Balmashanner War Memorial turned off for Earth Hour.

Historic Scotland will be flicking the switch on Abroath Abbey, one of Scotland's most famous buildings.

Argyll & Bute
McCaig's Tower on the hill above Oban will go dark for Earth Hour.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
The War Memorial in Stornoway will switch off to mark Earth Hour and the Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust is opening Vija Celmins - ARTIST ROOMS exhibition 29 March-28 June 2014.

Castle Campbell is one of many of Scotland's castles switching off for Earth Hour 2014.

Dumfries and Galloway
The council will be switching off their HQ for Earth Hour along with Solway House, the offices for Scottish Enterprise.

The floodlighting on the city’s gothic McManus Galleries building is switching off for Earth Hour along with Broughty Ferry Castle and the University of Dundee.

East Dunbartonshire
The Woodhill Residents' Group will be walking through Low Moss woods in the dark. Adults and accompanied children welcome. Start time 7.30pm.

East Lothian
The Council will be switching off the lights on all their main offices across the area.

East Renfrewshire
The Clarkston and Newton Mearns Memorials will be switched off for Earth Hour.

Across the capital some of Scotland’s most famous landmarks will switch off for Earth Hour including: Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament, teh Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Academy's Edinburgh Playhouse, Lloyds on the Mound and the Scott Monument.

The Forth Rail Bridge will also once again be joining in and flicking the switch.

Iglu, the Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year will be hosting a night of candlelit dining here and several of the city's most famous hotels inlcuding The Balmoral, The Sheraton Grand and the Mariott will be plunged into darkness!

Offices of Visit Scotland, Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Investors in People, sportscotland, the Scottish Funding Council and NHS National Services Scotland will also turn off, as will Edinburgh Napier University.

Balerno Church and the Balerno Village Screen will be hosting a special film screening to mark WWF's Earth hour to be followed by a countdown to the lights turning off at 8.30pm. 
See details here.

The Falkirk Wheel will once again be switching off its lighting for Earth Hour. [Untitled] and Falkirk District Arts and Civic Council present BLACK OUT: a candle lit evening of poetry readings, spoken word and dark storytelling all in aid of Earth Hour 2014. For more details visit here

Buildings in each of the area’s main towns will be switching off including Fife House in Glenrothes, The Town House in Kirkcaldy, the City Chambers in Dunfermline, the County Buildings in Cupar and the council's new Bankhead offices. As will Scottish Enterprise's office and those of CKD Galbraith.

The Wee Space Cafe in Dunfermline is inviting customers to show their support with a night of Candleight Cupcakes...doors open at 7pm!

The Kelvingrove and Riverside Museums will be switched off for Earth Hour along with Glasgow's squinty bridge, the Clyde Arc. Glasgow's fantastic Cathedral will also be going dark, joined by the Mitchell Library, Margaret Macdonald House, the Theatre Royal and the King's Theatre.

This year's Commonwealth Games organising committee are supporting Earth Hour by switching off the lights at the Games' HQ, Commonwealth House. Games venues that will be going dark for Earth Hour include the Emirates complex and The SIr Chris Hoy Velodrome where Scottish track cyclist Callum Skinner recently did a few laps in support of Earth Hour.

Across the Highlands some of our most iconic castles and buildings will switch off their lights to mark Earth Hour including Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, Ruthven Barracks and Eilean Donan Castle as well as the Spey, Ness and Carr Bridges. Sportscotland's National Centre in Glenmore is also participating.

Highland Council's Ranger Service is running four special events on the night - a nocturnal wildlife walk on the night, a ghostwalk in Grantown-on-Spey, a stargazing event in Skye and an Art In The Dark event in the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre . For more details and info on how to book click here.

The Gree French Monument will be switching off.

The North Kirk in Penicuik is hosting a candle-lit ceremony in the main hall which the WHOLE of the county is invited to! There will be live music and crafts from various groups and schools in the community. Then at 9.30pm they will have an event which shows what the rest of the world did for Earth Hour using the massive screen in the Kirk Hall. Not to be missed!

Elgin St Giles' & St. Columba's South Church is participating.

North Ayrshire
Sportscotland's National Centre on Cumbrae will be participating.

North Lanarkshire
Scottish Enterprise's New Lanarkshire House will be switched off.

Orkney Islands
The Balfour Hospital, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Visit Scotland centres will all be taking part.

Perth & Kinross
The city's AK Bell Library, Ferguson Gallery, Perth Museum and Perth Bridge will all be switching off for Earth Hour.

Scottish Borders
Carlops Parish Church is celebrating Earth Hour with poetry, music and song. Selkirk Parish Church is also taking part.

Shetland Islands
The Clickminin Broch will be plunged into darkness and Shetland College will also be celebrating the hour.

South Ayrshire
Landmarks across South Ayrshire Council will be dark for Earth Hour including Historic Scotland's Dundonald Castle, Stumpy Tower, Alloway Kirk, Wallace Tower, St. John's Tower, St. Nicholas Church ruin, Ayr Town Hall, Maybole Town Hall, Kirkoswald Church ruin, Loudoun Hall, Courtyward, the Fish Cross and Poet & Scholar sculptures and the Burns Satue.

South Ayrshire Council is hosting a series of public events to mark WWF's Earth Hour including a ghost walk and night-time golf as well as switching lights off across the area.
Visit their website for more details and to book here.


Stirling Castle will be switching off its lights for Earth Hour as will the sportscotland Institute and Scottish Enterpise's Laurel House.

West Dunbartonshire
The council HQs in Dumbarton and Clydebank will be participating along with Clydebank Town Hall and the Municipal Buildings. The Clyde Shopping Centre and Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre are amongst some of the local businesses taking part.

West Lothian
The Council, Transition Linlithgow and Historic Scotland have come together to organise a film screening in the Undercroft of Linlithgow Palace for Earth Hour. The film 'Project Wild Thing' will start at 6.30pm followed by making giant shadows at Linlithgow Palace before the 8.30pm lights out and a torch/lantern walk around the Peel. See here for details.
The Palace itself will be plunged into darkness at 8.30pm.