"It was moving to see the rows of crosses take shape and I am pleased to have planted my own cross as a tribute to servicemen and women, past and present."
The Field of Remembrance is open for public viewing from this Monday until Sunday. An on-site kiosk provides crosses for visitors who want to plant one.
Colin Flinn, head of fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: "We have been overwhelmed once again by the hugely positive response from the Scottish public, which is enabling us to both create this stunning visual tribute to our Armed Forces and raise a great deal of money to provide essential support to Scotland's veterans and our families.
"I must also thank our 75 volunteers who have been working incredibly hard in all weathers to ensure that the crosses are planted in time for the opening on Monday."