Titan Crane to glow poppy red over Remembrance weekend

PRESS RELEASE                                                                   Issue date:  7 November 2014

  Titan Crane to glow poppy red over Remembrance weekend

Clydebank's Titan Crane will be lit up in "poppy red" from today (Friday) until Wednesday, to mark the Centenary of World War 1.

The iconic structure, which can be seen for miles around, will glow in tribute to the millions of men and women who served and died during the Great War.

Provost Douglas McAllister said: "As Provost of West Dunbartonshire it gives me great pleasure to see this area recognise the fallen from the Great War in such a dramatic way. This will complement our remembrance service in Clydebank Town Hall on 9 November.

 "I hope in future we will be able to support other significant occasions using the crane in a similar way."

The  iconic Grade A listed crane -recently transferred from urban regeneration company Clydebank re-built to Clydebank Property Company under the ownership of West Dunbartonshire Council -  along with two offices buildings and small business workshops -.

Since the Titan Crane moved under the operational  management of the Council, officers have been exploring ways to control the lighting pattern so that we can mark national and international days, and events recognised by the Council, such as pink lighting for Breast Cancer Awareness, and blue lighting for World Earth Day.

As part of piloting these improvements, the Titan Crane will be lit poppy red from dusk on Friday 7th November to dawn on Wednesday 12th November.