Douglas Denwette, a resident at the company’s Methven House Nursing Home in Kirkcaldy, posted a wish to visit the Black Watch Regiment Museum in Perth to see the “Weeping Window” poppy display. The venue is the first location in mainland Scotland to host the sculpture as part of the UK-wide tour of the poppies by 14-18 NOW.
Douglas, who will celebrate his 97th birthday in August, is a former soldier of the Black Watch 51st Highland Signals Regiment and is the last remaining member of the 5th Battalion who served during the Second World War.
Douglas was given sole use of the company’s minibus for his trip and was accompanied by driver Tom and escort Morag.
Douglas had lots of photographs taken as a reminder of his day and spoke to other visitors and staff who were delighted to meet and shake hands with the old soldier.
After lunch and a tour of the museum where he listened to a recording of Neville Chamberlain’s historic announcement that Britain was at war Douglas returned home, full of memories of his special day out.