Each year, the success of the Poppy Appeal rests with local organisers who must ensure that there is a plentiful supply of poppies for all who want to buy one. As part of 2023’s campaign, Poppyscotland is asking individuals, businesses and community groups to become official Scottish Poppy Appeal organisers who can take on this responsibility. 

It’s a hugely rewarding role for volunteers, and one that can be arranged around pre-existing responsibilities. If you enjoy organising, planning and meeting new people, and want to support the life-changing work carried out by Poppyscotland on behalf of the Armed Forces community, it could be the perfect opportunity for you. 

As an area organiser, you’d work with your community to get poppies and collection tins out to key locations such as shops, bars and other public spaces. For more information you can visit the Poppyscotland website, or contact Ian Jackson in the Volunteering department on 0131 550 1597. The department can also be emailed on [email protected]