Through a variety of objects, photographs and interviews, the exhibition explores the manufacture of poppies in Scotland and the charitable work of the poppy appeal, and presents a reflection on recent debates about what some regard as the politicisation of the poppy as a symbol.
The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance coincides with the centenary of the conclusion of the First World War, and concludes National Museums Scotland's commemorative programme of events and exhibitions relating to the conflict.
Canadian Memorial Cross 1919, for 150122 Private R.B. Holmes, in case of issue with accompanying official card
Memorial plaque sent to the wife of William Dick after his death from shrapnel wounds inflicted in trenches near Ypres.
Remembrance card in memory of Lance Corporal William Anderson, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 25 October 1918, World War I
Regimental remembrance card, in memory of Lance Corporal Harry Walker, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), killed in action during the Battle of Arras, 1917, World War I