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.

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. 

Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

 
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What We Do

We aim to enhance the welfare of the veterans 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.

The links above will take you to some areas of Information and Advice that may be of assistance to you.

 

ANZAC and Gallipoli Day 100th anniversary commemoration

The Gallipoli Campaign which resulted in over 200,000 allied casualties, saw an allied naval and military operation attempt to force the Dardanelles in order to secure entry to the Black Sea as well as Turkey’s capital.

On 25 April Legion Scotland will be hosting a commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle marking the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign, honouring the sacrifices of Scotland’s men and women.  

Given this significant milestone, our ANZAC Day celebration will be a little different this year and we expect a large turnout. 

There will be a private ceremony in the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle that will be beamed out live on large screens to Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade where everyone is most welcome.  We would ask people to arrive from 7.30am for an 8.00am start.

 

Funded and supported by the Membership Organisations and Scottish Government.   

Veterans Scotland is also a member of The Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo).

 
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.

  

Veterans needing urgent help in a crisis can contact the following organisations for assistance: (Click here)

Veterans Assist Scotland

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

 

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Veterans Scotland Housing Application

To register for the Veterans Scotland Common Housing Register, please click the link below:

Application and Registration Area

Information and advice on a number of housing options is also available in the Scottish Housing Guide below:

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