Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh employs around 40 disabled veterans to hand-assemble over four million poppies and 14,000 wreaths every year for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. 

The factory was founded in 1926 by Lady Haig, wife of the Field Marshal, and the first poppies were made by two ex-Servicemen and a pair of scissors. 

Today, the factory team continues to make poppies for the whole of Scotland and between them they have seen service from Korea to the first Gulf War. They make two varieties of Poppies for our street collections, a plastic-stemmed Poppy and a stick-on Poppy.

Both types are still produced by hand, although a machine now cuts out the petal shape! They also produce wreaths, long-stemmed poppies, Remembrance crosses and other Remembrance items.

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