Respite & Breaks

Poppy Breaks are available to all members of the Armed Forces community, whether they are serving personnel, veterans or their families. We recognise that a short break can play a significant role in reducing stress and boosting health.

Holiday park breaks are available at Parkdean and Haven holiday parks in Scotland near Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayr and Pitlochry as well as other UK wide destinations.

We also make use of The Royal British Legion’s Break Centres in England and Northern Ireland. These are equivalent to high-standard, hotel-style accommodation.

Adventure breaks offer fun, activity packed weeks for young people of Service families.

Breaks are available throughout the year, however breaks involving school age children are only available during official school holidays, between March and October.

Our respite services are also available to those who are in genuine need of a break. Please note that all applications are assessed on a basis of need and means.

For more information please call 0131 550 1557 or email





Wilfred Owen’s historic first steps in Edinburgh revisited

War Poet Wilfred Owen’s historic first steps in Edinburgh have been revisited to mark 100 years to the day since he arrived in the city. Organised by Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh 1917-2017 – a committee consisting of representatives from Edinburgh Napier …

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Great Scottish Walk & Run

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017 by going the Exrta Mile for Poppyscotland. Whatever your age or ability, there’s an event for you.

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Poppyscotland Sportive

Following three sell-out years the Poppyscotland Sportive is back on Sunday 24th September with three stunning routes – 45 miles, 68 miles & 102 miles.

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