And the winner is....Staffin Primary School

22nd May 2018

Bun-sgoil Stafainn (Staffin Primary School) P4-P7 classes on Isle of Skye have beaten off competition from scores of other schools across the country to win our Poppy Places & Spaces competition. Primary 4-7 pupils will now receive up to £1,000 to bring their vision to life after their design garnered high praise from the judging panel.

Bun-sgoil Stafainn’s winning entry will be located at a memorial area that already exists, but has become tired and underused. The area will now be revived with ideas coming from young people in the area. It will include a Poppy-themed gate and a bog garden to represent the muddy conditions of the First World War, and they have created the idea for poppy-shaped benches and a flower bed. One of the pupils has a great-great-grandfather who died during the Great War and has no grave. This fallen soldier will be remembered at the site, too.

The children from Bun-sgoil Stafainn said: “We are delighted to have won the competition and can’t wait to get started and see our design for a refreshed memorial space for Staffin become reality. It means a lot to us to be able to both represent and give something back to our close-knit community in such a meaningful way.

“The people of Staffin have always reached out to help others in need and we feel very proud to have the opportunity to help remember those that gave their lives so that we may live ours. Mòran Taing to Poppyscotland and all those who voted for us!”

This year’s competition was a great success and we would like to thank everybody that took part.


Our five inspiring competition Runner’s Up were: 

Annan Academy S3      

Shortlisted Design by Annan Academy, S3


Douglas Ewart High School S2       

Shortlisted Design by Douglas Ewart High School, S2


Douglas Ewart High School S3    

Shortlisted Design by Douglas Ewart High School, S3


Bun-sgoil Lacasdail / Laxdale Primary School GM 3-7

Shortlisted Design from Bun-sgoil Lacasdail/Laxdale Primary School (GM 3-7)


Wellington School P7D     

Shortlisted Design from Wellington School, P7


Each Runner Up received a Poppyscotland Class Certificate, Poppyscotland Certificates of Appreciation for all pupils who took part in creating their shortlisted design and a £50 Amazon voucher for their class.

All pupils and teachers who took part in the Poppy Places and Spaces competition received a Poppyscotland Class Certificate and Poppyscotland Certificates of Appreciation.


Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community. Money raised from the Scottish Poppy Appeal and Poppyscotland’s year-round fundraising enables them to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland by providing tailored funding and assistance. The charity also funds services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, mobility and respite. Please note that we are known as “Poppyscotland”, and not “PoppyScotland” or “Poppy Scotland”. For more information, please visit us at: