Lighting up campaign

Each year buildings and landmarks across the country show their support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal by lighting up red in the run up to Remembrance Day.

As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War we would like to encourage even more locations across the whole of Scotland to light up red as a ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world forever. Read more about our “Thank You” campaign with The Royal British Legion here.

We are looking for schools, churches, council buildings, monuments, statues and landmarks to consider taking part. If you have a building with external lighting and can get hold of red gel filters for those lights, then why not express your thanks and support the national movement to ‘Light Up Red’ from 5th until 11th November.

If you can light up, then please email Jude Smart at to let us know the details. Any structure is welcome; the list of those signed up already includes castles, cathedrals, museums, bridges, a racecourse, hotels, cranes, an airport, fountains, a yacht… and even a pencil! Have a look at our map for venues and dates for lighting up!

Take a look at our new video for 2018: Never Forgetting, Always supporting

From the First World War to the current day, we’ve been there for our Armed Forces community. We’ll never forget their sacrifices and we’ll always be there with our life-changing support.


Thank you to everyone who went the #extramile lighting up red in 2017.

Here’s just a snapshot of the amazing support we received:

The M8’s iconic grass pyramids at the Pyramids Business Park, Bathgate, have three giant poppies painted onto them each year.

You can see the poppies come together in our time-lapse video:


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