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Ross-shire poppy display made out of recycled bottle tops in tune with Avoch hairy piper's poignant fundraiser

By Rachel Smart

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The poppy display at Avoch Memorial.
The poppy display at Avoch Memorial.

A Ross-shire couple have created a poppy display to mark Remembrance Day.

Siobhan Purcell has created nearly 300 poppies out of recycled bottle tops and has placed them at Avoch Memorial.
Alongside her partner Ali Duff – also known as The Hairy Piper – the pair have raised nearly £5000 for Poppy Scotland, which supports veterans.

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Speaking about the display, Siobhan said: "We do something every year, and Ali is attempting to play his pipes at all the memorials in the Black Isle.

"We've raised money through this and we also did an auction of Harris Tweed Poppies that raised £600 in one day.

"Next year we aim to make our target even higher, up to £5500."

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