A library of short films including case studies from some of those helped through the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
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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 short film to introduce Sowing the Poppy seed: Poppyscotland Learning.
‘In Future Fields: A Remembrance Film for Schools’ is special short film (7-minutes, 28 seconds) about 12 year-old Sophie Henderson from Ayrshire. After winning our Poppyscotland 2019 Learning Competition, Sophie made her beautiful poem ‘In Future Fields’ into a moving song which she recorded with musician Scott Nicol with 25% of the proceeds going to Poppyscotland. […]
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 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.
A short paper animation that highlights the educational resources and materials available through 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.
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.
An animated short film about the journey of the poppy. An excellent introduction to the poppy, remembrance, veterans and Poppyscotland. Updated for 2013.
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.
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 detailing the experiences of one veteran who has been helped by Poppyscotland.
This film is a scrap-book of six pupils’ photographs, memories and observations from a trip to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. A mix of fact and opinion, the piece is a good starting point for debate about the First World War and conflict in general.
An impressionistic short film featuring the often moving reminiscences of a group of veterans from a variety of service backgrounds.
Short promotional film made by Mat Durham for Poppyscotland in 2007. Mat was a 22-year old former soldier when he made the film, who had served three operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
Soldiers bound for camp arriving at Campbeltown, together with their supplies in horse-drawn carts and wagons.
A compilation of footage from the First Gulf War.
Home Guard on parade in barracks yard and then on manoeuvres.
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.
One of a series of six films, it shows Reginald Foort at the organ console, introducing songs such as ‘Let’s all go down the Strand’ and ‘The Sunshine of Your Smile’. Hilter appears as a worm.
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.
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 […]
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’.
The Armistice Day parade and service at Portsoy war memorial. Shows crowds.
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.
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 […]
Armistice Day memorial service in Dumfries at the war memorial. Shows crowds at Armistice Day.
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.
Footage of The Falklands War including recaptured South Georgia, prisoners, casualties and conflict aftermath.
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.
Dumbarton prepares for impending war as shown by media. Air raid warning posters are shown.
Footage of Falklands Task Force including preparation, departure and all aspects of life on board.
Military Historian, Douglas Scott (1930-2010), on the debate about his grandfather, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig.
Mickey Mouse cartoon – ‘Mickey Enlists’.
Ceremony of the unveiling of the Dunfermline war memorial by Sir Ralph Anstruther.
Ceremony to mark the unveiling of Lochgelly war memorial on the 3rd December 1924.
Unveiling ceremony at Paisley Cross of memorial to the dead of the Great War.
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.
VE Day celebrations in Dumbarton.
Footage of the Black Watch at camp and on exercises. Includes colour footage of tank manoeuvres.
Armistice Day service held in Victoria Park, Whiteinch, Glasgow. Parade of veterans and Boys’ Brigade.
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 […]
Parade of war veterans and youth organisations to dedicate the war memorial at Aberchirder.
Earl Haig (1918-2009) talks about his own experiences of war, The Earl Haig Fund and recent conflicts.
Early footage shot in Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.