Veterans and Friends Battle for Silver Poppy at St Andrews

Almost 100 Armed Forces veterans as well as members of Legion Scotland took to the links at St Andrews (New) to do battle for prizes aplenty at the annual Silver Poppy event.

The fun golf tournament, which is organised by veterans charity Legion Scotland, was first established in order to boost comradeship within the Armed Forces community. However, it has grown steadily in recent years and now features scores of golfers from across the country, representing a number of organisations such as Help for Heroes, BattleBack, Veterans First Point and various Legion Scotland branches.

Leon Fisher, the Operations Manager at Legion Scotland, said: “The annual Silver Poppy event was another brilliant day out for those who travelled from all corners of the country to take part. While it’s a fun day and a brilliant way for veterans to interact, it is worth noting that golf is now increasingly being utilised as a means of recovery and reintegration, especially when it comes to PTSD.”

Notes to Editors

  • For further information, please contact David A. Findlay, PR Manager at Legion Scotland, on 079797 35611, or email at
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  • Legion Scotland is the daily use name of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the largest ex-service membership charity in Scotland working at the heart of the community supporting veterans of all ages and from all conflicts. With nearly 165 branches, 65 clubs and more than 30,000 members, Legion Scotland, working in partnership with other organisations, provides veterans in the community with three key services covering remembrance, comradeship and befriending whilst supporting the welfare services and fundraising initiatives of Poppyscotland. Contact Legion Scotland at New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HQ, or telephone 0131 550 1586. For more information on Legion Scotland’s work, please visit:
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