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Heroes share military memories in Inverness


By Federica Stefani


Members of the Bud crew Colin Telfer, Francis Beveridge and Laura O'Neil welcomed visitors to the lorry in Falcon Square. Picture: James MacKenzie
Members of the Bud crew Colin Telfer, Francis Beveridge and Laura O'Neil welcomed visitors to the lorry in Falcon Square. Picture: James MacKenzie

VETERANS shared some fascinating tales with members of the public as part of an event hosted by Poppyscotland.

Poppyscotland’s Bud – an 18-tonne truck which transforms into an interactive museum – visited Falcon Square last weekend.

Visitors heard moving stories from veterans and learned more about the work carried out by Poppyscotland to support them, current members of the armed forces and their families.

A spokesman from Poppyscotland said: “The damp weather did not deter locals from keeping the Bud team busy all day.

“Bud was an ideal location to host story collecting and the team welcomed a lovely couple from the RAF who were delighted to share their story.”

Visitors also had the chance to make their own poppy, using the same techniques used by veterans who work tirelessly each year to make five million paper flowers ahead of the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Bud will travel to schools, community spaces and events across Scotland over the next four years and will be back in the Highlands next year.

To book Bud or access associated learning resources, see www.poppybud.org.uk



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