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A special thank you to the Royal Navy, Army and RAF cadet forces who collect impressive amounts of money for our Armed Forces community. This

summer the Army Cadet Forces of Lothian & Borders and Glasgow & South Lanarkshire raised a terrific £7,825.27 for Poppyscotland on Armed Forces Day.


You could collect in your local supermarket or put out poppy tins around your area. You could join the Poppy dances and Tea & Toasts taking place across the country or you could organise your own event, from a quiz in your local pub or community hall to a bake sale at your work. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to contact your local Regional Fundraiser in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness, who will be happy to help you and will provide you with materials to poppify your event.

If you would like to do something different then get in touch with your local Regional Fundraiser to get started. Email


We have launched a campaign to include questions about the Armed Forces community in the 2021 Census. At the moment, we know how many Jedi

Knights there are in Scotland, but we know little about the people we are here to support. We want this to change. By ‘counting them in’ we can gain insight that will help us and other organisations develop future services. The cover image on this newsletter was one of a series of striking images created to show how members of the Armed Forces community are often hidden in plain sight. Find out more at


Poppyscotland gears up for £60,000 fundraising boost

Wheels are in motion for fundraising drive as Widows Sons motorcycle group visit war memorials A group of big-hearted bikers will lay wreaths at 31monuments across Scotland as part of a fundraising effort to raise £60,000 for Poppyscotland, whilst also …

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Scotland’s best-known military band – The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland – is to embark on its first-ever nationwide tour with the hope of raising tens of thousands (...)

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The Poppyscotland Sportive is back for 2018

The Poppyscotland Sportive is back on Sunday 30th September with three stunning routes – 45 miles, 66 miles and 100 miles. Please click here for more information.

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