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Poppyscotland are probably best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but work all year round to help the Armed Forces community in Scotland receive the care and support they urgently need. 

Whether someone has suffered a catastrophic battlefield injury, is haunted by horrific scenes they witnessed on the front line, or is simply struggling to cope with life outside the Armed Forces, Poppyscotland provides practical help.

Who Poppyscotland help

If you live in Scotland and have served in the UK Forces in a regular or reserve capacity and require practical help, advice or support, you can apply for assistance from Poppyscotland.

Poppyscotland support people of all ages, whether difficulties have arisen from time spent in the Armed Forces, or many years later. Poppyscotland also help the families of ex-Service men and women, including partners, widows, widowers and dependent children.

How Poppyscotland help

Thanks entirely to public donations, Poppyscotland are able to provide a helping hand to overcome a wide range of complex difficulties. They do this in two ways:

Poppyscotland is also at the forefront of research into the needs of the ex-Service community.  They work closely with the Scottish Government and play a key role in the work of the umbrella organisation Veterans Scotland. 

Get help, ASAP

Working in collaboration with Citizens Advice Scotland, Poppyscotland helped to establish the Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) in 2010. ASAP provides a free, independent and confidential advice service for all members of the Armed Forces community, whether they are serving personnel, veterans or their families.

Regardless of where you live in Scotland, specialist advice or appropriate signposting is a phone call away. Initial advice is available via a national helpline – 0845 231 0300 after which veterans can access an appointment with an adviser at a designated Citizens Advice bureau in:

  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Inverness
  • Nairn
  • Moray
  • Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • Stirlingshire.

Find out more about the Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) (link opens in a new window)

Part of the Royal British Legion group of charities

Poppyscotland was established in 1921 as The Earl Haig Fund Scotland but adopted its current name and logo in 2006 to reflect their revised fundraising activities and charitable work. Having operated as an independent charity for nearly 100 years, in June 2011 Poppyscotland merged with their sister charity The Royal British Legion (TRBL), which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to form the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK.  Poppyscotland continues to operate as a distinct charity with the TRBL group of charities and rely entirely on public donations to continue their life-changing work.

For more information on Poppyscotland, call 0131 557 2782 or visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk.

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