Melrose pupils are fundraising heroes

Pupils at St Mary's School have been nominated as finalists for the Poppy Scotland Fundraising Heroes competition for creating large poppies for businesses and families in Melrose over October and November.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 11:36 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4:13 pm
Owner Nick Henderson from the Burts Hotel in Melrose with their poppy. Photo: Douglas Hardie.

Inspired by the school’s head of art, Debbie Wood, classes throughout the school created the large poppies for local businesses and families to purchase and display in their windows.

To help them win, you can vote at

All funds were in aid of the annual Poppy Scotland appeal and the whole community embraced the project when normal acts of remembrance were not an option.