12th May is International ME Awareness Day when organisations and individuals recognise and support the millions of people world-wide who are affected by ME/CFS and other chronic immunological and neurologic diseases.
Following last year when Perth was bathed in blue for the night at the behest of ME Research UK, 2023 was marked in a similar fashion by landmarks in Glasgow.
ME Research UK is grateful to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and to the Scottish Event Campus for showing solidarity with those affected by the disease and allowing their buildings to be used to raise awareness of ME on 12th May.
A building well known for forming the backdrop to the COP 26 climate change conference and hosted gymnastics and netball events for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is the OVO Hydro. Designed by Fosters + Patrners it is also seen regularly on TV as sits directly opposite both BBC Scotland and STV studios. A popular events venue it has hosted events as wide ranging as BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, comedies, boxing matches, concert venue, and was even as used for exterior shots for the fictional 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the 2020 film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Accompanied by the iconic Armadillo, the blue-hued OVO Hydro is even more striking when reflected in the waters of the River Clyde.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is a 1,677-bed acute hospital located in Govan and one of the largest largest acute hospital campuses in Europe opening in 2015. Given it’s size, it looms over the M8 motorway and the entrance to the Clyde Tunnel.