Angus culture chiefs have apologised over a poppy appeal furore which veterans feared would cause collection boxes to be banned from Forfar facilities.
Royal British Legion Scotland national chairman Charlie Brown was shocked to be told he could not put poppies and collection boxes at the counter of the town’s library and Meffan museum.
The local authority’s arm’s length AngusAlive culture and leisure trust has described the refusal as a “miscommunication”.
Mr Brown, who for more than 20 years was an Angus Council officer and was instrumental in organising military and veteran events, including Remembrance and Armed Forces Day ceremonies, said he’d been disappointed by the apparent snub.
The matter led to an outcry on local social media but, after becoming aware of the situation, AngusAlive officials moved to rectify it and apologised for the mix-up.
AngusAlive said Poppy Scotland appeal collection boxes will be in place at Arbroath library, sports centre and the Saltire centre, Brechin’s library and community campus, Carnoustie sports centre and library, Montrose library and sports centre, as well as Forfar and Kirriemuir libraries.