Light up Red for 100 years of the poppy

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This year marks 100 years of the Poppy as the national symbol of Remembrance.

To celebrate the important milestone, Poppyscotland is encouraging landmarks, tourist destinations and business properties across Argyll and Bute to Light Up Red.

The charity is calling for mass involvement from schools, universities, council buildings, monuments, statues and other attractions during the period leading up to Remembrance Sunday from October 22 to November 14.

Any building with external lighting can take part simply by adding red gel filters to the flood or up-lights to help Poppyscotland commemorate the centenary of the Poppy.

Previous participants have included Mount Stuart and Dunoon Castle Museum.

Three million Poppies, which are all handmade by veterans at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, began their journey to cities, towns and villages across the country last month, ahead of the 2021 Scottish Poppy Appeal.

To celebrate the 100-year milestone, around half a million special-edition centenary Poppies have also been produced.

For more information about how to Light Up Red for Poppyscotland and the 2021 Scottish Poppy Appeal, visit