We’ve pulled together some key information for you to make the most out of your Bud visit. Read the FAQs below or download these steps as a handy guide to our visit.
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Who leads the sessions on board Bud?

Our Bud Learning & Outreach Officer will lead all sessions on board Bud and we may also have volunteers present.

What information can we access before the visit?

Prior to a visit, the person who is arranging the visit can access all of our Poppyscotland education resources here: https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/learning/resources

These can be used before a Bud visit or as follow up activities to complete afterwards.

What information do we need to provide the Bud team with before the visit?

Before your bud visit, please work with our Bud Coordinator to ensure you:

  • Complete the online booking form.
  • Complete the class schedule.
  • Mark an appropriate parking location for Bud on the image provided.
  • Return this information no later than ten working days prior to your visit.

What are the dimensions of Bud?

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How can we promote the Bud visit?

We want to visit as many schools, community groups and events across Scotland and if you have received a Bud visit we would love you to shout about it! We would encourage you to liaise with local press and use your own social media channels to promote and share news of Bud’s visit to help us keep remembrance alive all year round.

How does the Bud team set up?

Please ensure there is someone to meet the Bud Team on arrival and liaise with them throughout the day of the visit.

It would be appreciated if you could take the time to show the Bud Team where they can find the toilets, staff room, lunch options etc. as there are no facilities on board the truck.

How long does the learning session last?

Each session lasts approx. 30 minutes depending on the needs of the class.
A member of school staff must be on board Bud at all times.

Please ensure each class arrives a few minutes prior to each session, each session is tailored to the needs of the class and delays can cut sessions short.

Space is limited on board – where possible please leave belongings such as
backpacks and jackets in the classroom.

Did you know?

A visit from Bud is free but the value of a visit from Bud is worth £1500.


Follow Bud’s journey

Keep up to date with our social channels to follow Bud’s journey. To be featured on our channels please use the following hashtags.





Please let us know if there are any changes on, or ahead of, the day of the visit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via our enquiry form.

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