Posted on November 5, 2018
The incident happened at the site in Princes Street – with damage to wooden crosses and items scattered across the poppy garden. In a joint statement from Poppyscotland and Legion Scotland, they said: “This is a truly deplorable and disrespectful act of malicious violence which has caused immense upset to countless people. The Garden and Field of Remembrance is a very special place and thousands of locals and visitors alike spend time reflecting and remembering there each year. We are working with Police Scotland to identify the perpetrator of this despicable act.”
Staff worked to restore the site after contacting police. The garden is a tribute to those who have served or continue to serve in the UK’s armed forces. Hundreds of hours are spent each year planting more than 8,000 poppies. Wreaths are also laid by representatives of a wide spectrum of organisations during a service to remember the fallen at the opening of the garden.