Veteran calls for donation of a dummy

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A WAR veteran is appealing for a mannequin to display a Scots Guards uniform.

The Lady Haig Poppy ­Factory at Warriston Road has requested the dummy to ­display the uniform within the premises.

Historian Peter Scally, who has made the appeal of behalf Arthur Dyke, said: “The ­veterans who work in the ­factory all have an ­allocated ­display where they have ­something that relates to their former regiment.

“We have the uniform for the Scots Guards and we think it would look much better ­hanging on a mannequin than on a coat hanger.

“These touches add to the atmosphere of the factory and they are also there to be viewed by the public when they come to visit the factory.

“We would very grateful for any help and will take one in any condition.”

The original Lady Haig Poppy Factory was opened in 1926, employing men who had been disabled during World War One to make poppies for Scotland.

Anyone who can help out should contact the factory on 0131 550 1573.