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Special Edition 'Centenary Poppy' To Mark End Of First World War

It is the first change to the poppy in decades.

Poppyscotland have given the traditional symbol of remembrance an update to mark 100 years since the Great War ended.

The Armed Forces charity commissioned the Centenary Poppy, which has the text “1918-2018” embossed in gold.

It is the first change to the poppy in decades.

Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown with special WW1 Poppy
Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown MSP poses with the new poppy

Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown MSP helped launch the new design at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh.

Mr Brown, a former Royal Marine, said he was impressed with the update and how it aims to remind people of the impact of the Great War:

"A 100 years since the end of that horrendous conflict and the sacrifice that was made by so many people. It's right that it's marked with a poppy which is different"

Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown making a commemorative poppy
Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown joined veterans to make a special poppy

The team of 41 veterans hand-make more than 5million poppies each year and are intending to make 2.3million Centenary Poppies.

Poppyscotland says money raised from the Scottish Poppy Appeal, along with its year-round fundraising, enables the charity to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

Box of commemorative WW1 Scottish poppies
Poppyscotland plan to have two million special poppies ready for Remembrance Sunday