Poppyscotland Exhibition on Wheels
Poppyscotland’s ‘Bud’ is an 18-tonne truck that transforms into a contemporary exhibition and interactive learning space, designed to teach communities across Scotland about the importance of remembrance and the heritage of the poppy.
Bud is travelling around Scotland to schools, community spaces and events over the next 4 years sharing Poppyscotland archives, veterans’ stories and the poppy’s history. It aims to be a catalyst for challenging assumptions, creating conversations and allowing the public to gain a deeper understanding of remembrance and the poppy’s role in modern Scottish society as a symbol of unity and hope.
Bud will be on the road for more than 220 days a year and will visit all 32 local authority areas in Scotland over the course of the next 4 years.
Visitors will hear moving stories from veterans and learn more about the work carried out by Poppyscotland since the charity’s inception through films and stories from those who have served, those still serving and their families. Each visitor will also have the chance to make their own poppy, using the same techniques used by veterans who work tirelessly each year to make five million poppies ahead of the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Poppyscotland Chief Executive Mark Bibbey said: “At the heart of every poppy is someone’s emotions, opinions and stories, and that’s why we created Bud. This is not about imposing a particular view on visitors; quite the opposite in fact.
The Bud Heritage Volunteer role gives you the opportunity to work on Bud with school children of all ages, and also to support the Bud Learning and Outreach Officers to deliver the Bud Project taking elements of Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and Poppyscotland’s archive collection on the road.
The Bud Veteran Volunteer role gives you the opportunity to attend events local or national in your area to talk about your experiences of being a veteran in the forces and also to support the Bud Learning and Outreach Officers to deliver the Bud Project taking elements of Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and Poppyscotland’s archive collection on the road.
If you want to discuss volunteering on Bud you can contact Sandra Comrie, Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator on 0141 473 6221 / 07808 261076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org