I couldn’t afford the deposit for the rents for new places. It was the lowest time of my life. I thought to myself: 'You’ve served your country, you come home and no-one seems to give a damn about you.' - Donald
Each year our Light Up Red campaign raises awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. Be part of something special and help us shine a light on the 2021 Poppy Appeal.
Sign up for our 1921 Poppy Pledge. Celebrate 100 yrs of the Poppy and help us raise vital funds to support our Armed Forces community.
We’ve teamed up with Scotland’s best-known military band for a nationwide concert tour in 2022.
They say that walking a mile is as good for you as running a mile! Take on a personal walking challenge and fundraise for us.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Poppyscotland. But we need more volunteers. We need you.
Take the plunge and sign up for a personal swimming challenge and help us raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community in Scotland.
Our Sportive registration opens in early spring 2022. To receive updates and early bird registration information, fill in our pre-registration form.
To ensure the safety of all participants, we’ve sadly had to postpone the Poppyscotland Sportive 2021. But, save the date. Our Sportive will be back on Sunday 25th September 2022!!
In addition to the Scottish Poppy Appeal we run an impressively exciting and diverse year-round programme of fundraising activities.
Whether you fancy taking on a long, middle, short distance run or a series of runs, we may well have a charity place just for you.
Find a range of downloadable content to support you in your volunteer journey with Poppyscotland.
If you fancy taking part in our Poppyscotland Sportive, take a look at our video library to hear what some of our cyclists thought of the routes and atmosphere.
For those of you who are new to cycling, who may be tackling your first or second Sportive – or those haven’t done one for a long time – here are some commonly asked questions that we receive to assist you.
The Poppyscotland Sportive starts and finishes at Prestonpans Community Centre, taking riders through the stunning countryside of East Lothian and the Borders.
Three different routes provide a real challenge for riders of all abilities.
Detailed information to help you get the most out of your Sportive.
Whether you fancy taking on a long, middle, short distance run or hiking challenge anywhere in Scotland, we may well have just the event for you!
Create your own Poppy Bounce event and help our veterans bounce back into civilian life.
The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed in 2006 but Scotland as a country has been immersed in the tradition of military music for centuries.
The 1921 Poppy Pledge is a year-long celebration of the Poppy. Enlist today for our fundraising campaign.
It is really easy to organise and great fun. All you need is some tea bags, some hot water and lots of toast (but you can have coffee and cakes too). Fundraise for us Armed Forces style.