ScotRail poppy train
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ScotRail have unveiled their brand new Poppy Trains for this years Poppy Scotland appeal.

The trains were unveiled by soldiers from the 2nd and 4th Battalions. The Royal Regiment of Scotland and staff from ScotRail also helped.

The ScotRail logo has been replaced by a Poppy inspired design.

The trains will be seen in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Inverness.

Last year, ScotRail raised over £57,000 for PoppyScotland.

Collection tins have been placed at all staffed stations, with poppies available at every ticket office.

There are also collections everyday until 11th November at Glasgow Central, Queen Street, Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket.

What did the officials say?

Syeda Ghufran, head of engineering projects at the ScotRail Alliance, said “At this time of year, it’s important that we remember those who gave their lives for our country. However, it’s just as important to remember those who did come back, and the support that they require. These poppy trains will encourage people across the country, not just to remember, but also to show their support in practical ways.”

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said “The poppy trains looks absolutely fantastic. Not only will they remind the public of the importance of the poppy during the remembrance period, but given they will be proudly on display beyond this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal it will highlight the need to support our Armed Forces community all year round. These trains demonstrate once again that the ScotRail Alliance is going the extra mile in its support of Poppyscotland. Also those who need our life-changing services.”

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