Where to Find White Poppies

Ahead of Remembrance Day in 2019 there were a number of places which gave away white poppies in Edinburgh, in exchange for a donation. These are list. We will update the list ahead of Remembrance Day in November 2020.

White Poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond. There are three elements to the meaning of White Poppies:

1. Remember: White Poppies recall all victims of all wars, including victims of wars that are still being fought. This includes people of all nationalities. It includes both civilians and members of armed forces.    Today, over 90% of people killed in warfare are civilians.

2. Stand up for peace: White Poppies symbolise the conviction that there are better ways to resolve conflict than through the use of violence. They embody values that reject killing fellow human beings for whatever reason.

3. Challenge Militarism; A message originally associated with Remembrance Day, after the first world war, was “never again”. This message slipped away. In response, White Poppies were developed in 1933 by the Co-operative Women’s Guild to affirm the message of “no more war”.

If you would be interested in distributing white poppies in the future for the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, please email us.

For more information on White Poppies, visit the Peace Pledge Union website.

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