What we do

Poppyscotland believes that the Armed Forces community in Scotland deserves special support in recognition of the sacrifices made through their service.  Some need help as a result of issues brought about by their time in the military.  Others need help making the adjustment from military to civilian life. Many need our help years after leaving the Armed Forces. Regardless of when the need has arisen, Poppyscotland will be there. Our welfare services are broadly split into seven areas of work:

SUPPORT_FUNDING_ICON Tailored support & funding














Poppyscotland’s welfare services have been established on the following principles:

  1. We believe in early intervention, stopping a problem becoming a crisis
  2. We believe in empowering individuals, giving them the means to regain control of their lives
  3. We believe in a holistic approach, not simply problem-solving but identifying and addressing root causes
  4. We believe in a local response, national service standards that are tailored to meet local needs, ensuring no one is disadvantaged by virtue of where they live
  5. We believe in collaboration, working with others to achieve the best outcome for beneficiaries
  6. We believe in an evidence-led approach, where services are developed on the basis of sound, empirical evidence
  7. We believe in sustainability, ensuring our services have long-lasting impact




Poppyscotland consortium awarded £4m

A consortium of organisations, led by Poppyscotland, has been awarded £4 million from the Aged Veterans Fund to undertake a three-year programme of support for older veterans and their families in Scotland. Unforgotten Forces, a collaboration of 14 leading organisations, …

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Scotland lights up red in support of Scottish Poppy Appeal

Every corner of Scotland will be glowing red this weekend in support of the 2016 Scottish Poppy Appeal. Some of the country’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures are lighting (...)

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Every Man Remembered Statue makes its first appearance in Scotland for Poppy Appeal

A stunning First World War sculpture was unveiled today (1st of November) – for the very first time in Scotland – as part of this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal. The (...)

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