Fiona Hyslop Meets Poppyscotland team at the Scottish Parliament

Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, attended Poppyscotland’s exhibition at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 11th May and spoke with the team about their invaluable work. 

Poppyscotland provide holistic and bespoke support for current and former members of the Armed Forces as well as their families. From October 2021 to September 2022, Poppyscotland provided assistance to 1,520 individuals and families across a wide range of their services. Poppyscotland also reach many more people through the Armed Services Advice Project, Legion Scotland’s Pensions Service and by providing funding to other organisations.

Fiona discussed various aspects of their work with the team, including their Welfare Service Statistical Report, which outlines the assistance they have provided to individuals and families via a range of their Welfare Services, including Grants, Employment Services and their newly restructured 3-Region Welfare Support Service. Fiona also heard about their new plastic free poppy, produced at the Lady Haigs Poppy Factory. 

Fiona commented, 

“I was pleased to meet with the Poppyscotland team and to get to talk to them about their work.  

“The support they provide is invaluable: current and former members of the Armed Forces face unique challenges, depending on their circumstances, and the bespoke nature of the support they provide recognises that. 

“I was also glad to learn more about their new plastic-free poppy, which is a great initiative and I look forward to keeping in touch with the team in the future.”