Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Venue details
9 Warriston Road
Edinburgh Area
Telephone (info)
0131 557 2782
Fringe Venue
About the venue

In 1926 Lady Haig established Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh's Canongate with two men and a pair of scissors.

A century on, the Poppy Factory operates as a supported business that only employs disabled ex-servicemen and women. 

It manufactures all items for the Scottish Poppy Appeal and make and sell Remembrance Wreaths throughout the UK.

In Fringe 2023, the Poppy Factory was introduced as a venue for a comedy show featuring stand-up comedy by graduates of the RBL "Recovery through Comedy" programme. 

The five-day programme teaches comedy techniques to improve self-confidence and well-being. With no previous experience, they were supported to create their own original comedy sets and take to the stage for the Recovery through Comedy Show.


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