Got your bunnet? Kilt? Check! Join the gang of the 51st Highland Division as they travel to France in 1940! Discover what the brave men of the 51st Highland Division endured and sacrificed as well as hear some wise words from a very special St Valery Prisoner of War. #StValery80
Remember Grampian TV? Watch this 8-minute clip from their highly engaging 1980 documentary, ‘St Valery: Last Post for the 51st’. St Valery survivors tell their stories: “It was like a bee trying to sting an elephant. That’s my opinion anyway. We had no chance.” #StValery80.
The Poppyscotland Learning team are extremely pleased to present our new short film ‘Paper Poppy Story’ (2019) created by award-winning Animation Film Maker and Paper Artist Eleanor Stewart. This engaging film aimed at Second and Third Level learners and above tells the story of how the Poppy became the symbol of remembrance around the world. […]
A Gaelic animated version of The Poppy Story book. The book follows the development of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance from the poem In Flanders Fields, and how the Poppy is used to raise money and help those who need it today. It is aimed at children aged four to eight years old.
An animated version of The Poppy Story book. The book follows the development of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance from the poem In Flanders Fields, and how the Poppy is used to raise money and help those who need it today. It is aimed at children aged four to eight years old.
A short paper animation that highlights the educational resources and materials available through Poppyscotland Learning.
A short film to introduce Sowing the Poppy seed: Poppyscotland Learning.
A short film which follows a Primary 7 class as they tour Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, meeting some of the disabled ex-servicemen who hand-make the poppies and wreaths for the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
A short and powerful film which starts in the fields of Flanders and follows a single poppy from its creation in Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, through the fundraising process, finally meeting people who have benefited from the money raised.
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2012 – our short film education competition. Based on an original script created by Kinlochbervie High School the film uses characters from different periods of time to voice each line of the script with dramatic effect.
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2012 – our short film education competition. A documentary which cleverly relates remembrance in a village in Aberdeenshire to the idea of global remembrance using interviews and local stories.
An animated short film about the journey of the poppy. An excellent introduction to the poppy, remembrance, veterans and Poppyscotland. Updated for 2013.
An animated short film about the journey of the poppy and what it means. Written specifically for very young children this is an excellent introduction to the poppy and remembrance. Updated for 2013.
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2011 – our short film education competition. This documentary film takes the incredible exploits of James Stokes – a little known Victoria Cross winner from the Gorbals in Glasgow – as the starting point for a thought provoking and moving discussion on the nature of heroism by the […]
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2011 – our short film education competition. This charming short film uses period reconstruction, a thoughtful voice over, and poetry to perfectly encapsulate more than ninety years of the Poppy Appeal in Scotland.
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2011 – our short film education competition. Some wonderful research by the filmmakers reveals that an old boy of Dunoon Grammar School – Walter Smith – took part in the famous truce and football games on Christmas day in 1914. This film tells the story of Walter and […]
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2011 – our short film education competition. Robbie is a normal young man living in Glasgow, but his Gran is worried that he may be making the wrong choices in his life. After Robbie and his pals confront a Poppy seller, his Gran and sister unwittingly bring about […]
A short film showing the main elements of The Act of Remembrance from a service filmed in Edinburgh on 2nd November 2009.
Extracts from the Remembrance Sunday service in Glasgow’s George Square on 9th November 2008. Features veterans, readings, The Last Post and wreath laying.
Don’t miss the latest episode of telly’s top talk show ‘A chat with…’ where showbiz interviewer Mr Brad Bradley gets up close and personal with superstar icon of remembrance Miss Poppy Scotland. All you ever wanted to know about Poppy will be revealed! An ideal introduction to Poppyscotland for younger children.
A short documentary film covering all aspects of the history and current work of Poppyscotland as well as aspects of working in a charity or social enterprise.
Mickey Mouse cartoon – ‘Mickey Enlists’.
Unveiling ceremony at Paisley Cross of memorial to the dead of the Great War.
Ceremony of the unveiling of the Dunfermline war memorial by Sir Ralph Anstruther.
Address and unveiling of the war memorial, Saltcoats, by the Marchioness of Ailsa, 27th May 1922. Includes difficulty with unveiling. Shots of street parade including Girl Guides, Boys’ Brigade and Scouts.
Ceremony to mark the unveiling of Lochgelly war memorial on the 3rd December 1924.
Footage of the Black Watch at camp and on exercises. Includes colour footage of tank manoeuvres.
Taken at Leith in 1918, the ‘Return to Leith’ film shows the arrival by ship of internees returning from Europe, with the request ‘watch the picture carefully, and see if you can identify anyone’.
Soldiers bound for camp arriving at Campbeltown, together with their supplies in horse-drawn carts and wagons.
VE Day celebrations in Dumbarton.
Parade of war veterans and youth organisations to dedicate the war memorial at Aberchirder.
Home Guard on parade in barracks yard and then on manoeuvres.
Dumbarton prepares for impending war as shown by media. Air raid warning posters are shown.
Earl Haig unveils Peebles war memorial and lays a wreath after inspecting a parade of war veterans. Crowds line the streets to watch. Pipes and drums lead the parade of veterans. Shows young people at the event.
The war memorial in the Borders town of Galashiels is unveiled by Field Marshal Earl Haig.
Unveiling ceremony of the Cameronians ‘Scottish Rifles’ regimental memorial by Field Marshal Earl Haig, in the grounds of Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Shows crowds and laying of wreaths.
The Armistice Day parade and service at Portsoy war memorial. Shows crowds.
Armistice Day memorial service in Dumfries at the war memorial. Shows crowds at Armistice Day.
Armistice Day service held in Victoria Park, Whiteinch, Glasgow. Parade of veterans and Boys’ Brigade.
Early footage shot in Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.