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.

 


The Veterans-Assist Scotland Website

We are please to confirm that the Veterans Assist Scotland website is now back on line and available once again.  If you are looking for information about services or support organisations you may be able to find what you need here.

 

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.

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

 

The Armed Forces Covenant for Armed Forces Personnel

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. It is an expectation that the nation will look after those who look after us. This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices you make on behalf of the country.  Click the link below to find out more.

 

The Armed Forces Covenant for Armed Forces Families

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices you make on behalf of the country. The Covenant covers all those who form the ‘Armed Forces Community’, which includes spouses, civil partners and children.  Click the link below to find out more.

 

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

 


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 Events & Activities

Details for upcoming Armed Forces and Veterans events are contained in the calendar links below. 

 

If you have any events that you wish to have considered for inclusion, please forward details of the event to office@veterasnscotland.org.uk 

 

Welcome to Scotland

A guide for Service personnel and their families moving to Scotland.

 

This booklet has been designed to help you with what you need to know about your move. We are a close-knit society and are committed to ensuring that members of the Armed Forces and their family members are fully supported when accessing our services. We have a proud track record of working in close partnership with local authorities, the wider public sector and charities to help us ensure you are able to access the best possible care and support. Ultimately, we hope that you will consider Scotland as your long-term home.

News & Updates

Membership News Update 

Latest VS Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the VS Newsletter and Past issues  here

Find out what is going on in the wider veterans community.  

 

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>>

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