Iain Gray MSP has joined with Holyrood colleagues in sowing poppy seeds for a new remembrance poppy garden as part of the UK-wide Ribbon of Poppies project.
The unique remembrance event has involved the Parliament allocating and preparing a triangular sloped section of the landscape garden area facing Salisbury Crags, which is visible from the road. Every MSP was given a packet of Remembrance Poppy seeds to sprinkle on the soil, which they came together to do yesterday.
The garden is highly accessible from one of the front paths and the organisers hope it will be a stunning addition to Remembrance Day for this, and future years.
Commenting on the event, Iain Gray MSP said:
“I was honoured to participate in this unique remembrance project. It is a really special way for the Scottish Parliament to join in with the Ribbon of Poppies project and help mark Remembrance Day.
“The poppy garden is in a beautiful setting in the Parliament’s grounds and will be an eye-catching way to acknowledge and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.”