Welcome

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.  

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.

 


What do you Need?

If you are looking for Information, Advice or Guidance on a specific area follow the links below to the relevant information.  If you are unsure of what you are looking for please get in touch.

 Employment

Financial

 

Health& Wellbeing 

 Housing 

Transition

 

 

 

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.

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

Here's what you need to know about Veterans Scotland - Scotland's membership charity for the Armed Forces community.

View the recent Veterans Scotland Q & A video here

 

Applying to the Covenant Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Covenant Fund. The funding priorities for April 2018 to March 2019 include:

  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants and digital development

  • Armistice and Armed Forces Communities: supporting local communities to consider the Armed Forces Covenant and its relevance today in the context of the World War 1 commemorations

Further priorities will be announced in the coming months

Further information is available on the Covenant fund website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund


Why is Cyber Security a Good Career Option for Veterans?

Nick Hartley, a former RAF Group Captain now working in business development for BT Security, explains why cyber security is a good industry for veterans. Cyber security is a broad and diverse industry, with different opportunities. Many of the skills and experiences veterans have are highly sought after in the industry. Working in cyber security for the commercial sector is more independent and less hierarchical, compared to the Armed Forces.

Read more

Veterans Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC239808. Registered as a Charity in Scotland, Scottish Charity Number. SC033880.  Veterans Scotland is also an Executive member of The Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo).    
         
Funded and supported by the Veterans Scotland Membership Organisations.

 

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.

Comradeship & Remembrance

Health and Wellbeing

Housing

Support & Employment

 

Veterans Scotland Information Guide

This booklet includes details of the various Armed Forces and Veterans Champions across Scotland. It also provides a range of information available to both the Armed Forces Community and those supporting them. 

Service Leavers Guide January 2018

Veterans Scotland Updates

Annual Report and Accounts

A copy of the Veterans Scotland Annual Report and Accounts as at 31 March 2017 is available via the link here

Latest Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the VS Newsletter here

Past issues are also available here

News & Updates

Cobseo News 

The latest copy of the Cobseo News is available here>>>

FiMT

The Forces in Mind Trust have published a number of reports in relation to the wider veterans community copies of these reports are available here>>