Poppy Appeal activities

Each year around five million poppies are distributed to cities, towns and villages across the country. Our army of volunteers ensure that poppies and tins are on display in local shops, schools and businesses so that members of the public have the opportunity to make a donation for their poppy.  Our volunteers also help to organise collections in their local areas, from street to supermarket collections.  On Poppy Saturday, the day before Remembrance Sunday, our volunteers take to the streets for our nationwide street collection.

In order to help keep the Scottish Poppy Appeal at the forefront of the public’s mind we have a whole host of other activity. Click on the links below for further information:

Poppyscotland wristbands: Could you support the Scottish Poppy Appeal by selling a box of wristbands?

Fields of Remembrance: Thousands of tributes will be on display in our Fields of Remembrance in Edinburgh and Inverness

Flashmobs: We have surprised shoppers up and down the country with our flashmobs

Installations & lighting up poppy red: Iconic landmarks show their support to the Scottish Poppy Appeal


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 …

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Our upcoming events