Today, 1 November, we unveiled our 2018 ‘Poppy Bus’ with some of our ex-military members of staff at Edinburgh Poppy Day, at the launch of this years Poppy Scotland campaign.
This year, the bus features a modern pattern of bright red poppies set against an all-white background.
The vehicle can be seen on various routes across Edinburgh and the Lothians throughout November.
As well as the specially created ‘Poppy Bus’, we’ll be raising money for the charity with poppies and remembrance garden crosses available for all members of the Lothian family.
This year to mark the cetentery of the First World War, we have also introduced a specially designed Veteran tie which our staff with a military background can wear as a mark of respect on Armistice Day and Armed Forces Day.
Richard Hall, Lothian’s Managing Director, said:
Lothian are proud to have many employees across our business who currently serve in the reserves or are ex-armed forces personnel and the Poppyscotland appeal is close to the hearts of both our staff and our customers.
We are delighted to once again partner the charity with activity running throughout the month of November. In this special centenary year, we hope that our Poppy Bus will prove popular with our customers and represent a fitting tribute for those who have given service to our country.