Poppyscotland recently launched an exciting free new mobile resource for schools and events and they are coming to visit schools on Lewis.

The times and places are:

  • Monday 7th October – Sgoil an Rubha
  • Tuesday 8th October – Laxdale Primary
  • Wednesday 9th October – The Nicolson Institute

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community.

Bud is a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities. It is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits.  It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.

Bud is travelling Scotland sharing Poppyscotland’s archive, veterans’ stories and the poppy’s history as a catalyst for challenging assumptions and creating conversations.

The 18-tonne interactive learning space dedicated to the poppy, began touring schools and events in May this year.  Bud will be on the road for more than 220 days and will visit all 32 local authority areas in Scotland over the course of the next three years as well as attend varied events across Scotland.

Visitors can make their own poppies using the same techniques that have been used by the veterans who work at Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.  

Poppyscotland Chief Executive, Mark Bibbey said: “At the heart of every poppy is a story and that’s why we created Bud - to make sure those stories are told, and to help people explore and understand the importance of the poppy.

“After months of planning, it’s fantastic to see Bud take to the roads of Scotland, visiting communities across the length and breadth of the country. The team work very hard and have early starts, long days travelling as well as the physical set-up of our mobile micro-museum in different places every day.  

“Over the next four years, Bud will play an important role in exploring the history of remembrance and we are looking forward to welcoming more people on board.”

Bud will continue to tour the country throughout the year. More than 50,000 Scots are expected to engage with Bud over the course of the campaign.

To book Bud or to access the supporting learning resources, please visit www.poppybud.org.uk.

To donate and to learn more about forthcoming fundraising events, visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk/