A GREENMILL Primary pupil has raised almost £150 for the PoppyScotland appeal.

David McCrindle, 11, put the sewing skills he learned at the school to good use as he made felt poppies to sell for Remembrance Day.

They proved a hit with his fellow pupils and teachers as he raised money for the charity, earning him a Depute Head Teacher’s award for his efforts.

Graham Fulton of PoppyScotland visited David on Thursday, November 23 as he handed over the cheque for £140.

Proud mum Liz said: “I was delighted when he came up with the idea of making felt poppies. He’s made paper poppies for a few years, but they were not something you could really promote - whereas the felt poppies were so eye catching and different.

“Many of the people who bought them have informed us of the positive comments they received. My dad served in the Royal Marines many years ago and died just last year.

“It made me think how proud he would have been of David raising money to help support those who have fought for their country and those who were not as fortunate as us.”