Campaign celebrates 90 years of appeal

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Poppyscotland, the charity that runs Edinburgh’s Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, is preparing to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

As part of the celebrations, it has asked one of the UK’s top photographers, West Lothian’s Trevor Yerbury and his wife, Faye, to create a photographic exhibition featuring 90 portraits of people across Scotland. The sitters will include serving soldiers and veterans, along with celebrities and members of the public.

The poppy factory, in Canonmills, creates five million poppies every year and the exhibition – to be unveiled in November – will feature alongside a TV advert and poster campaign to highlight how the poppy appeal has helped veterans and their families for 90 years.

To feature in the exhibition, or to share your story about what the poppy appeal means to you, e-mail 90portraits@poppyscotland.org.uk or write to Poppyscotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HR.