Lighting up campaign

Each year buildings and landmarks across the country show their support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal in a thoroughly modern way, by lighting up red in the run up to Remembrance Day. 2018 marked the Centenary of the end of the First World War and nearly 200 locations took part. Find them all on our interactive map below.

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 support the national movement to ‘Light Up Red’ from 4th until 11th November.

If you can light up, then please contact Jude Smart at j.smart@poppyscotland.org.uk to let us know the full details. Any structure is welcome; last year we had castles, cathedrals, museums, bridges, racecourses, hotels, cranes, lighthouses, fountains, ships… and even a telephone box! Have a look at our 2018 map of venues that took part. We will be adding our 2019 map soon!

Take a look at ‘Never Forgetting, Always supporting’ time-lapse video.

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 supported our 2018 campaign.

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 from 23rd October 2019, watch them come together in our time-lapse video below:

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