The poppy has been a symbol of Remembrance for over 100 years, a symbol of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, both at times of war and in their peacekeeping duties.
The poppy is also at the very heart of the Scottish Poppy Appeal which raises the funds needed to support the Armed Forces community living in Scotland.
What poppies do you have?
Why don't your poppies have a green leaf?
What is the Scottish Poppy Appeal?
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is Scotland’s largest annual street collection and is held in late October and early November each year. We organise it with the support of nearly 10,000 volunteer Area Organisers and collectors.
Since its inception in 1921, the Poppy Appeal has always had a dual purpose – to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to raise money for those who have been left disadvantaged by their time in Service.
Over three million poppies a year are distributed across Scotland to raise funds for the Armed Forces community.
Find out more about the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
How much money do you raise?
Where does the money go?
Do you just help veterans from the World Wars?
What’s the difference between Poppyscotland and Legion Scotland?
Why is there a separate charity running the Poppy Appeal in Scotland?
What else do you do?
Our activities fall into two main categories - supporting the Armed Forces community and raising funds to continue supporting the Armed Forces community.
Supporting the Armed Forces community: More information on what we do to support those who served and those who continue to serve can be found here.
Fundraising: To pay for that support, we have fundraising activities year-round and a number of ways people can get involved. To find out more or to get involved click here.
We also provide a wealth of engaging, downloadable, learning resources, including lesson plans, assemblies, films and images developed in conjunction with Education Scotland, Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and Legion Scotland. Find out more here.