Commemorative Iolaire Enamel Poppy Pins now on sale

A commemorative pin badge commemorating the loss of the Iolaire is now available to purchase again ahead of Remembrance Day this year.

The unique enamel badge was hugely popular during the commemorations for the 100th anniversary and has continued to be well-sought after over the past few years.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising and Learning at Poppyscotland said: “Since its introduction in 2018 as part of the commemorations to mark the centenary of the sinking of HMY Iolaire, the Iolaire poppy pin badge has been hugely popular.  So much so that rather than this simply being an initiative for the centenary commemorations as it was first envisaged, the badge has been continued and remains one of our most popular.

“Sales for these badges helps to fund Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing services for our Armed Forces community and we are incredibly grateful to Lynne Maciver and the Iolaire Centre Project for continuing to keep alive the memory of the 201 sailors who perished on 1st January 1919.”

The pins cost £4 and can be ordered from Poppy Scotland here: