Earth hour in Ballater

The Hilton Craigendarroch plans to mark earth hour 2012 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday (March 31), as people and organisations around the world turn off their lights in support of action on global climate change.

The Craigendarroch and many of the more than 3,800 hotels that are part of the Hilton worldwide are expected to take part in the event that will mobilise more than one billion people worldwide.

“We are pleased to join in this global effort that galvanises organisations and individuals around the world to symbolically switch off their lights in support of energy conservation,” said Paul Leitch, general manager, Hilton Craigendarroch.

“We encourage our guests and neighbours to join in on the movement.”

Earth Hour will be marked at the hotel by the switching off of lighting in the public areas and the use of candles instead. In addition, Ballater’s resident ghost expert, Dr Sheila Sedgewick, will tell tales of ghouls and spectres in the study of the hotel, to which all the family is welcome.

Organised by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gases and addressing climate change.