Scottish Poppy Appeal 2017
This year, we're going the extra mile in our support for Scotland's veterans and the Poppyscotland campaign.
Last year, we raised over £57,000 for this excellent cause. This year we'll be welcoming in volunteer collectors at our biggest stations, and we will be placing collection cans at every one of our station ticket offices.
On Armistice Day, 11 November, we will be pausing for two minutes' silence to remember those who have fallen.
Find out more about what we're doing below.
What's happening at stations?
Across the country, we'll be doing all we can to raise money for this excellent cause. Every station ticket office will have a donation box and poppies for sale. In addition, Poppyscotland staff and volunteers will be collecting donations daily until 11 November at:
- Glasgow Central
- Glasgow Queen Street
- Edinburgh Waverley
They'll also be selling a wide range of Poppyscotland merchandise from their 'Poppy-up' shops at these stations.
Armistice Day service, Glasgow Central, Saturday 11 November
On Saturday, 11 November there will be a Service of Remembrance at 10.35am in Glasgow Central station, led by Graham Whitehead, Railway Chaplain for the West of Scotland. All are welcome to attend this event, and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
We’ve replaced the ScotRail logos on five of our trains with a new Poppy-inspired design. The carriages can be seen across the country, going the extra mile to demonstrate our support for this excellent cause.
To see where they’re going, and to share your own pictures, look for #PoppyTrains on Twitter.
You’ll be able to see the trains on the following routes:
- Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street
- Edinburgh / Glasgow - Aberdeen
- Edinburgh / Glasgow - Inverness
- Edinburgh / Glasgow – Perth / Dundee
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community. Money raised from the Scottish Poppy Appeal and Poppyscotland’s year-round fundraising enables them to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland by providing tailored funding and assistance. The charity also funds services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, mobility and respite.