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Edinburgh Trams Proudly Supports the Scottish Poppy Appeal

Posted: 16th November 2021

Edinburgh’s Trams display poppies in their windows once again to pay tribute to those Armed Forces heroes that have lost their lives in the war.

Tram services will stop at 11am on both Armistice Day (Thursday, 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (14 November) to observe the two-minute silence and to ensure the lessons from the past are not forgotten.

Veterans and representatives of the Armed Forces showing their uniform and badges, or a recognised ID badge can use the tram for free on both days.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal is Scotland’s largest fundraising campaign and takes place annually prior to Remembrance Sunday in November.

Any money raised during the appeal helps provide vital life-changing support to the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

Edinburgh Trams’ Managing Director Lea Harrison, said:

Our city has a rich heritage when it comes to military service, so we’re very proud to be displaying a poppy in each of our trams to help support the poppy appeal again this year.

Around three million poppies are distributed across Scotland each year, and we’d love to see our customers wearing poppies to support the cause too.

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth and was originally called ‘Armistice Day’. The poppies represent a symbol of remembrance of the First World War.

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