VE Day 75th anniversary

The 8th May 2020 marks 75 years since the guns fell silent and the Second World War in Europe came to an end.  Poppyscotland, together with Legion Scotland and the Scottish Government, had plans in place to mark the important milestone with a series of spectacular events in Edinburgh.  More than 100 Second World War veterans were set to take centre stage and the Nation paused to remember the generation who sacrificed so much.

Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic had forced us to cancel these events but we will ensure this important milestone is still marked across the country, despite the lockdown restrictions.

We have a host of online and virtual activities that you can get involved in, from using our popular VE Day 75 Learning resources for some lockdown learning, to hosting your own “vitrual” VE Day party in aid of Poppyscotland. Find out more about our programme of VE Day activities below.

VE Day Learning


Our VE75 Learning resources are packed full of activities for young people. Make it part of your lockdown learning!

Virtual VE Day party


Beat the lockdown, connect with friend and family and mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by hosting a "virtual" VE Day party in aid of Poppyscotland

Support our life-changing work


75 years on and your kind donation will help Poppyscotland support Servicemen and Servicewomen as well as Veterans and their families living in Scotland today.