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A Scottish poppy sketched for Remembrance Day
A Scottish poppy sketched for Remembrance Day
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A Scottish poppy sketched for Remembrance Day

This year over 40 million poppies will be sold in the UK, over 5 million of them in Scotland. This is mine, sketched yesterday in a cafe on the Royal Mile.

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War One, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month services throughout the nation will pay respect to the millions killed, injured and effected in that conflict and those since Armistice Day, 1919.

A two minute silence will be held as people stop what they are doing for a moment and remember the sacrifices made. The Royal British Legion are custodians of the anniversary and for more information or to buy a poppy see the link below. You can also pick up a poppy in most shops, for a donation.

I wear my poppy as a token of respect, a sign that those lives lost are not forgotten, and never will be.

Today’s illustration is in black ink with a watercolour wash. ClickHERE for a cropped version of the sketch, which you can download and use as your personal icon on social media websites. Show your respect today.

• View the full sketch blog here: Edinburgh Sketcher

• You can also see the full sketch on the Scotsman facebook page

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• And remember EdinburghSketcher’s weekly WhereArtI sketch quiz is live every Monday at 8am WhereArtI. Do you recognise this weeks sketch?


The Royal British Legion