Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh employs veterans with disabilities to hand-assemble some five million poppies and 12,000 wreaths every year for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. Founded by Lady Haig, wife of the Field Marshal, in 1926, the first poppies were made by two ex-Servicemen and a pair of scissors.

Today, around 40 ex-Servicemen continue to make poppies for the whole of Scotland. Between them, they have seen service from Korea to the first Gulf War. They make two varieties of poppies – a plastic-stemmed and a stick-on – which are produced by hand, although a machine now cuts out the poppy shape!

To find out more about the work of the Factory or to order a poppy wreath visit www.ladyhaigspoppyfactory.org.uk

 

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