Bud - A vehicle for exploration and learning.

Bud - A vehicle for exploration and learning.

Known as ‘Bud’, the 18-tonne truck transforms into an interactive learning space and will travel to schools and events across the country in the coming years

Bud will travel the length and breadth of Scotland visiting schools and diverse communities, interpreting  the heritage of the poppy, hosting activities for groups to explore and share a contemporary understanding of remembrance, the nature of conflict and the poppy’s role in modern Scottish society as a symbol of unity and hope.

Exhibits within the mobile museum include historical artefacts, interactive displays and the moving stories of veterans and their families who have been supported by Poppyscotland. Visitors to Bud will also have the opportunity to make their own poppy using the same methods as the 34-stong team of disabled veterans at Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, who still hand-produce the five million poppies for the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Bud launched at the very end of April and has been on quite the journey so far.  Booking requests have been made from every Local Authority in Scotland, and the truck has already travelled to many wonderful locations in Scotland.

Volunteering Opportunity

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.

Bud is visiting North Lanarkshire in February 2020, see the dates and locations below - 

17th Feb 2020 – Airdrie

18th Feb 2020 – Coatbridge

19th Feb 2020 – Coatbridge

20th Feb 2020 – Coatbridge

21st Feb 2020 – Coatbridge

Interested in volunteering?   Contact Sandra Comrie – Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator at s.comrie@poppyscotland.org.uk or 0141 473 6221. See the Bud website for more details.