Marking World Down’s Syndrome Day

The Patterson family watch The Kelpies turn blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day 2016 -  Eilidh (2), David (38), Rory (6) and Lynn (40)
Picture: Michael Gillen
The Patterson family watch The Kelpies turn blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day 2016 - Eilidh (2), David (38), Rory (6) and Lynn (40) Picture: Michael Gillen

The Kelpies have turned blue and yellow to support World Down’s Syndrome Day 2016.

Falkirk’s iconic landmarks were bathed in light to raise awareness of the condition which affects one in every 1000 babies born.

World Down’s Syndrome Day has been running since 2006 and in 2012 was recognised by the United Nations.

Also taking place on March 21, it was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Helping to mark the day were the Patterson family from Falkirk whose daughter Eilidh (2) has Down’s Syndrome. Looking on are dad David (38), mum Lynn (40) and six-year-old Rory.

David has already written a blog for the last 21 days about his experiences since Eilidh was born.