Switch off for Earth Hour

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West Lothian Council is helping raise awareness of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour next Saturday at 8.30pm.

This year the event marks its 10th anniversary and West Lothian Council has been awarded a Super Local Authority Badge for its commitment to sharing the message to take action against climate change.

West Lothian residents and businesses are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour in a show of support for people and wildlife threatened by climate change.

The council’s executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn, said: “Earth Hour is a great way to raise awareness about the impact of climate change.

“We hope householders will use it as an opportunity to think about energy use and the ways it can impact on the environment through climate change.”

West Lothian Council, with Historic Environment Scotland, will turn off the lights at Linlithgow Palace. The council will also switch off lights at the Cross Well in Linlithgow.

For more information visit www.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour.