Welcome

We are Veterans.  We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging.  With over 50 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem.  We also know that whether you have been “in” for 3 years or 30 years, or “out” for 6 weeks or 6 years, problems will arise and that you could use some help.

So we have set up this website which we believe will put in one place most of the resources you might need.  Whether, it is finding the right school, or, college for you, or, your kids; options for somewhere to live; getting access to a War Disablement pension; or finding a route into employment, you will find it here, together with much more.  You will find some topics duplicated under more than one heading; this is for ease of access and to make it easier for you to find what you need.

For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there and because we are not perfect, there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. 

So if you know of some, please let us know through the Contacts tab so we can share it.  Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

 

Our Mission

Is to enhance the welfare of the veteran’s community in Scotland, by acting as the prime vehicle for joint working between its member charities; for the dissemination of information to its members and the coordination of joint approaches to UK; Scottish Government; Local Authorities and other organisations whose business is of benefit to veterans.

 

 

Veterans Assist Scotland

Further information, assistance and guidance on a range of subjects affecting the veterans community have a look on the Veterans Assist Scotland site. 

Follow the link below to navigate to the site:

 

 

 

Information, Advice and Guidance

If you are looking for information, advice or guidance on a range of subjects, click on the relevant link below for information on organisations that will be able to assist you further.

 

 VS Housing Application Link

Latest News

Scottish Veterans Commissioner

Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint the Scottish Veterans Commissioner (SVC), the first dedicated to Armed Forces veterans in the UK.   Join us in this key role to build and enhance support for veterans in Scotland.  Applications are specifically invited from individuals with a good understanding of both the veterans sector and wider public sector landscape in Scotland.

For further information click here.

 

Manchester Business School

Manchester Business School is working with Forces in Mind Trust to develop a comprehensive map of the information, advice and guidance (IAG) provided to ex-service or retiring personnel and their families.
They would like to understand the views of veterans on the current support system available, from the point of view of both veterans that have used the services, and those that have not.

Can you spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete a survey to help?

Click here to take the survey.

Funded and supported by the Membership Organisations and the Scottish Government.

 

Veterans Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC239808.  Registered as a Charity in Scotland, SC033880.