Remembrance Day - Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Only the poppy above the door sets the red standstone building apart from others in the area. This is Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, in the Warriston area of Edinburgh. The original factory began in 1926 at the suggestion of Countess Haig, wife of Field Marshall Haig who was commander in chief of the British forces in Europe in the First World War. Today over 30 mainly disabled ex-servicemen work making poppies and poppy wreaths for Scotland.


  1. This is the perfect shot for Remembrance Day, which is also called Veteran's Day here in the U.S. When I was a child it was called Armistice Day. I remember all these names because, in our family, it is also called my birthday! (Probably better not remembered from here out, as I've reached one of those milestones that even the government notices).

    This is a lovely shot and I thank you for sharing it with us. I am enjoying your blog so much!

  2. Thank you for remembering, thank you for sharing Linda.

  3. Too many British Cemeteries in Northern France... We must remember!

  4. Thanks you for reminding us about poppies and their significance. I'm afraid they have lost their symbolic meaning in the US. That is wonderful that they still work to make the wreaths.

    Nice post for Armistice Day.

  5. A noteworthy post, Linda. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I remember poppies like these that people would wear on Veteran's Day, here in the USA, when I was a child. I haven't seen them for many years; it doesn't seem to be something we do here anymore. I see all the newscasters wearing these poppies when I watch BBC news. It reminds me of my childhood in a small way.


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