Falkirk Provost urges local communities to support poppy appeal

Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan and Conservative MSP Alison Harris were among several people who shook tins to raise funds for Poppy Scotland in Bonnybridge ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

By Kirsty Paterson
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 7:10 am
Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan and Conservative MSP Alison Harris were among several people who shook tins to raise funds for Poppy Scotland in Bonnybridge ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan and Conservative MSP Alison Harris were among several people who shook tins to raise funds for Poppy Scotland in Bonnybridge ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Provost Buchanan, whose wife Fiona is the local coordinator for the annual poppy appeal, said he was glad to help at a time when the appeal was desperately short of cash.

Street collections have been scaled back and the charity urged people to donate online if they couldn't find anywhere to buy a popppy.

But in Bonnybridge, the appeal went ahead.

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Provost Buchanan said: "Usually it's Scouts and Guides and the likes go out collecting but obviously they can't do that this year.

"Poppy Scotland is going to lose hundreds of thousands this year - but the people of Bonnybridge haven't let them down.

"A number of people came to my wife's assistance and we were absolutely delighted with the response from everyone."

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