Lighting up campaign

Each year buildings and landmarks across the country show their support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal by lighting up red in the run up to Remembrance Day.  2017 was the best year yet with more than 30 venues taking part. In addition to lighting up red, other structures showed their support by wearing giant poppies!

As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War we would like to encourage even more locations to light up red in order to honour our Armed Forces community past and present.

If your school, university, church or workplace could consider taking part we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact our PR & Marketing Coordinator, Jude Smart, on 0131 550 1599 or email

Thank you to everyone who went the #extramile lighting up red in 2017. Here’s just a snapshot of the amazing support we received:



The M8’s iconic grass pyramids at the Pyramids Business Park, Bathgate, have three giant poppies painted onto them each year.  You can see the poppies come together in our time-lapse video:



To get in touch about poppy installations or lighting up red for the 2018 Scottish Poppy Appeal please contact Jude Smart on 0131 550 1599 or



Actors Sam Ducane and Jake Morgan from the Somme-inspired West End production The Wipers Times joined current serving soldiers to get down and dirty in a recreated First World War trench today (Friday, 10th November), helping launch Poppyscotland’s most ambitious …

Read more

Scottish Poppy Appeal

The 2017 Scottish Poppy Appeal will run from 26th October to 12th November. Find out more about going the #ExtraMile this Poppy Appeal.  

Read more

Come Dancing 2018

Have you been struck by the Strictly Fever?! On Friday 16th March 2018 we’re bringing our very own Strictly to the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness! Come Dancing with Poppyscotland will (...)

Read more

Our upcoming events