Poppies

South Ayrshire Council is looking for your help to create a knitted banner of 2018 poppies that will be displayed to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

You can donate as many knitted or crochet poppies as you like and these will be added to our camouflage netting banner donated by the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

You can add your poppies directly to the banner on display at Ayr Town Hall, or leave your poppies in our special collection buckets at our customer service centres in Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon.

All poppies should be provided by Friday 28 September 2018.

The poppy banner is just one of the ways South Ayrshire Councillors will remember the sacrifice of millions of men and women. The Council has agreed to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in the following ways:

  • We will work with people and communities across South Ayrshire to create a knitted banner of 2018 poppies that will become a long-lasting tribute to those lost in battle and that can be used at future Remembrance events.
  • We will support Poppy Scotland’s ‘The 1918 Poppy Pledge’, with the aim of raising £1,918 [as specified by the Pledge] during 2018 to support the armed forces community living in Scotland.
  • We will fly the Union Flag and Saltire from County Buildings for an extended period from Friday 2 November until Monday 12 November.
  • We will participate in the annual Remembrance Service at Ayr Auld Kirk and wreath-laying ceremonies across South Ayrshire.
  • We will promote the nationwide Day of Commemorative Events, based on communities coming together with pipers, buglers and beacons of light, which is being co-ordinated by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVE OBE OPR under the banner of ‘Battle’s Over: A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018’.
  • We will promote local events organised to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Poppy pattern

Patterns for poppies