Motorists see red on M8 pyramids

27th October 2015 Fraser Bedwell

Ground staff from BT Murrayfield Stadium joined pitch-painting specialists from Linemark UK to paint a poppy on three of the grass structures at J3A, which are owned by the nearby Pyramids Business Park.

The initiative has been running every year since 2011 and, because of the prominent position of the poppies, has proved to be successful in raising awareness of the annual fundraising campaign, run by Poppyscotland.

The theme of the 2015 Scottish Poppy Appeal is Donate like you mean it and Poppyscotland is aiming to raise as much money as possible so it can continue to support those in the Armed Forces community who need it most.

Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising Colin Flinn said: “The annual painting of poppies on the pyramids are an excellent reminder to people that the Appeal has begun. I hope that when people see them this year they will think about what the poppy means to them and, importantly, donate like they mean it so that we can raise even more money to continue our life-changing work.”

People can support the 2015 Appeal by taking a video or photo selfie using the hashtag #MyPoppyMeans and sharing on social media then donating like they mean it by putting money in the poppy tins, texting POPPY to 70800 to give £3* or going online at