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St Valéry tribute takes place all across Scotland

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Pipe Major Richard Grisdale, Piper to Her Majesty The Queen, led more than 500 pipers across the world in a stunning tribute to commemorate the 80th anniversary of St Valéry today.The largely forgotten Second World...

National Remembrance Service held on the Royal Mile

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More than 90 wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile earlier today. The ceremony was led by the Rt Hon Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the city of...

Edinburgh Poppy Day – rain did not stop the music playing

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Earlier today Edinburgh Poppy Day offered live music and entertainment for those passing through St Andrew Square Garden. Volunteer collectors from Poppyscotland shook their tins and were given many donations by members of the...

Garden of Remembrance to open on Monday

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The Rt Hon Lord Provost Frank Ross will open the Garden of Remembrance in Edinburgh on Monday morning.The Lord Provost will lead a special group of wreath-layers at the annual Opening Ceremony of the...

Volunteer with Poppyscotland – they need help next month

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Poppyscotland the charity which provides support to members of the Armed Forces community is looking for some help with their fifth Edinburgh Poppy Day next month.They need people either as individuals or in groups...

Bikers fundraising for Poppyscotland

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A group of bikers who are joining in the fundraising effort to raise £60,000 for Poppyscotland, will also commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. The team of bikers will...

2018’s Poppy-themed Floral Clock Unveiled

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Floral Clock Commemorates 100 Years since end of WW1Edinburgh’s historic Floral Clock - which this summer has been designed to mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, leading to the end of...

MSPs support Poppyscotland’s new campaign

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MSPs gathered at the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday) to show support for Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign. By highlighting the knowledge gap that is created by relevant questions not being included in the Census,...

Rugby star hops in to help veterans bounce back

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A brand new family fund-raiser in aid of leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland was launched yesterday with the support of Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby star, Hamish Watson. The Big Poppy Bounce will see supporters of...

Poppyscotland launches new commemorative poppy

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Poppyscotland have a new poppy to commemorate the one hundred years since the end of the First World War. The Centenary Poppy has 1918-2018 embossed in gold across the iconic red paper poppy, which...

Poppy exhibition marks one hundred years since the Great War

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All year there are events planned to mark the centenary since the First World War ended and National Museums Scotland have just opened the final element of their commemorative exhibitions and events.At the National...

Nationwide Tour Launch for Scotland’s State Band

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Representatives of Royal Regiment of Scotland Band gather in Central Edinburgh for LaunchThe Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland – Scotland’s best-known military band – is to embark on its first-ever nationwide tour...

Letter to the editor – from PoppyScotland

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We have received a letter from Gordon Michie Head of Fundraising at PoppyScotland

Armistice Day Service 2017

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Armistice Day in Princes Street Gardens began with the firing of the Edinburgh Castle gunA two-minute silence followed thereafter before the Rev Dr Karen K Campbell conducted the service in the Garden of Remembrance.Members of...

Poppyscotland Paints the Town Red!

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Edinburgh landmarks lit up for CharityLandmarks across Edinburgh are joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up Poppy red to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run...

Remembering…..

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Having visited the Menin Gate in Ypres a few weeks ago, the opening of the Remembrance Garden in Edinburgh on Wednesday last initiated the thought that it might be a 'good thing' to bring the two...

Garden of Remembrance opened with ceremony

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The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh the Rt Hon Frank Ross led a special group of wreath-layers at the annual Opening Ceremony of the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance, at the Scott Monument,...

Trina on target for Poppyscotland

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Ten-time world darts champion Trina Gulliver took on all comers as she toured Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.Warwickshire-based Trina is in Scotland as part of a six-strong team of professionals taking part in two charity...

Forth Bridge ‘Hosts’ Poppyscotland Appeal Launch

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Veteran, and beneficiary, joined by Uphall school pupils to launch 2017 Poppy Appeal.Corporal Andrew McIntosh, 44, who served for 14 years with the 22nd Cheshire Regiment and saw service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and...

‘Unforgotten Forces’ Project Launched Today

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£4M programme launched to support older Armed Forces veterans in Scotland.Launched by Scottish Veterans Commissioner Eric Fraser CBE at the Legion Scotland Club in Grangemouth today, the Unforgotten Forces project will fund a programme...

Armed Forces charity searching for new Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser

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 Scotland’s leading Armed Forces charity is searching for a new Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser (AO) to lead the fundraising push in Dalkeith this year and beyond.Poppyscotland Head of Fundraising Gordon Michie explained:...

Poppyscotland leading veterans programme

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A joint venture by three organisations has been awarded £4 million from the Aged Veterans Fund for a programme of support for older veterans and their families in the next three years.Unforgotten Forces is...

Veterans will get full war pensions

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Health Secretary Shona Robison was in Edinburgh to announce that veterans will get full war pensions with £5 million of Scottish Government funding promised. Up to 1,300 veterans in Scotland will benefit from today as they will now receive...

Edinburgh buildings glowing red for remembrance

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Across the country buildings and structures are glowing red this weekend in support of the 2016 Scottish Poppy Appeal. This is all to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run by the leading charity Poppyscotland. While the...

Logan cycles for Poppyscotland

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12 year-old Logan Thomson got on his bike today to cycle across the Forth Road Bridge fourteen times to raise funds for Poppyscotland. He decided to cycle 20 miles for Poppyscotland, after his uncle's life was...

Poppyscotland make urgent appeal for help

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The charity Poppyscotland which arranges collections and manages volunteers or Poppy People has said that it may not be able to sell the poppies made at their Warriston factory unless some new volunteers come...

Generous Hibs’ fans raise over £4,000 for Poppyscotland and Community Foundation

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Hibernian FC have announced that over £4000 was raised for Poppyscotland and the Hibernian Community Foundation from the sale of special edition remembrance shirts which  were produced for the fixture against St Mirren on Saturday...

More Hibs’ remembrance jerseys available to fans

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Hibs' next batch of remembrance jerseys are now available to supporters, and the club have introduced a new option following supporter feedback.A raffle has been set up through the Club's JustGiving site, with Dominique Malonga's signed...

Poppy Bus launched today

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Lothian Buses has unveiled a specially created ‘Poppy Bus’ to mark Remembrance Day 2015 and pay tribute to Edinburgh’s war heroes.It has been painted poppy red and adorned with poppy designs. It also has the...

Edinburgh Airport tower lit up red for Poppy Appeal

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The 57-metre air traffic control tower at Edinburgh Airport is one of the first venues in Scotland to be lit up in red as a tribute to the 2015 Scottish Poppy Appeal.The imposing tower...

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