Whether it is a school for your children or a college or university for the adults in your family, selecting an education provider may be one of your most important choices when you leave the Services.  It may even influence where you decide to live.

Education and training funding for veterans

You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:

  • are planning on leaving the armed forces

  • have already left and want to know more about your options

SAAS grants

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) gives financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. If you've been in the armed forces or are the family member of someone in the armed forces who has been living abroad you may be elligible for a SAAS grant. This depends on where you or your family member was a resident when they joined up.

Contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505 to find out if you're eligible.

Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme

The Armed Forces ELC scheme allows you to apply for money to pay for qualifications. You can apply whether you're still serving in the armed forces or you've already left.

Find out more about which qualifications you can get and how to apply.



Scotland has a tremendous variety of education providers and we think we have listed most of them, from state and private schools to colleges to universities.  We have left out Primary schools deliberately. 

We have also included a link to Education Scotland which may answer some of your questions CLICK HERE

When considering a school, choice is important so we have included a link where you can check every school’s standing in the Scottish League tables here:  

You can refine your search by level of education and Local Authority area and then click Search.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Aberdeen College

Rob Wallen - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01224 612 000 Fax: 01224 612 001 Email:

1 Aberdeen College , Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN

Aberdeen College is one of Scotland's largest colleges of further/higher education and vocational training. Last year, we had over 30,000 enrolments. Although we are a big college, we have not forgotten that the personal touch is important. The College is large but classes are small, and are served by staff who are both professional and caring.

Aberdeen Waldrof School (Independent School- Steiner)

Tel: 01224 868366 Email:

Craigton Road , Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9QD

Aberdeen Waldorf School provides an inspiring education for children from toddlers through to senior school. We focus on  the individual. We recognise every child is different & devote ourselves to inspiring each and every pupil to achieve & be all  they can, not only in an academic sense, but to equip them with the life skills they need.


Ages 3- 16

Aberdeenshire Council

Maria Walker - Education, Learning & Leisure Director
Tel: 0845 608 12 07

Woodhill House , Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB

Aboyne Academy

Tel: 013398 87722 Email:

Bridgeview Road , Aboyne AB34 5JN

Abronhill High School

Tel: 01236 731715 Email: NO EMAIL

Larch Road , Cumbernauld G67 3AZ

Adam Smith College

Dr Craig Thomson - Principal
Tel: 01592 268 591 Email:

St Brycedale Avenue , Kirkcaldy KY1 1EX

Excellent facilities, a wide range of courses at all levels, degrees offered by Abertay and Heriot-Watt universities, industry recognised qualifications, major investment in equipment and technology, supportive staff ...why wouldn't you choose Adam Smith?  We offer something for everyone – Adam Smith can help you ‘Go further’!

Airdrie Academy

Tel: 01236 757675 Email: NO EMAIL

South Commonhead Avenue , Airdrie ML6 6NX

Aith Junior High School

Tel: 01595 807400 Email:

Aith , Bixter ZE2 9NB

Albyn School (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 01224 322408 Email:

17-23 Queens Road , Aberdeen AB15 4PB

Albyn School is an independent, co-educational school with approximately 700 pupils located in the west end of Aberdeen.  The School has an excellent academic reputation with small classes, well motivated pupils and dedicated teachers who have all contributed to impressive examination results that have helped pupils into their universities of first choice.

Ages 2-18

Alford Academy

Tel: 019755 62251 Email:

Murray Terrace , Alford AB33 8PY

All Saints Secondary School

Tel: 0141 582 0010 Email:

299 Ryehill Road , Glasgow G21 3EN

Alloa Academy

Tel: 01259 214979 Email:

Claremont , Alloa FK12 5LY

Alness Academy

Tel: 01349 883341 Email:

Alness , Alness IV17 0UY

Alva Academy

Tel: 01259 760342 Email:

Queen Street , Alva FK12 5LY

Anderson High School

Tel: 01595 808008 Email:

Lovers Loan , Lerwick ZE1 0JH

Angus College

John C Burt OBE - Principal
Tel: 01241 432600

Keptie Road , Arbroath DD11 3EA

Angus College is one of the most highly respected further education colleges in Scotland.  We have invested over 11 million in the last three years so that our students enjoy brand new, state-of-the-art learning environments including a modern, purpose-built sports facility, upgraded construction and engineering workshops and innovative computer suites.

Angus Council

Neil Logue - Director of Education
Tel: 01307 476 347 Fax: 01307 461 848 Email:

Angus House , Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, Angus DD8 1AE

Annan Academy

Tel: 01461 202954 Email:

St. John`s Road , Annan DG12 6AP

Anniesland College

Linda J McTavish - Principal
Tel: 0141 357 3969 Email:

Hatfield Drive , Glasgow G12 0YE

The college serves a diverse range of communities and manages the Milton Resource Centre and Ruchill Community Learning Centre. Both centres deliver a range of courses to their local communities, and also offer creche facilities. The college also delivers classes at the Yoker Community Campus.

Arbroath Academy

Tel: 01241 872978 Email:

Glenisla Drive , Arbroath DD11 5JD

Arbroath High School

Tel: 01241 872033 Email:

Keptie Road , Arbroath DD11 3BN


Ardnamurchan High School

Tel: 01397 700105 Email:

Drimnatorran , Strontian PH36 4JA

Ardrossan Academy

Tel: 01294 461931 Email:

Sorbie Road , Adrossan KA22 8AR

Ardsgoil Glasgow Gaelic Secondary School

Tel: 0141 276 8500 Email:

147 Berkeley Street , Glasgow G3 7HP


Ardvreck School (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 01764 653112 Email:

Gwydyr Road , Crieff PH7 4EX

Ardvreck is a thriving, traditional co-educational Prep School on the edge of Crieff in the Perthshire countryside.  With full boarding from 7 to 13+ the school also runs a Pre-Prep Department for 4-7 year olds.  Academic excellence, combined with Pastoral Care of the highest order, is reinforced by an extensive music curriculum, team sports and a varied and challenging extra-curricular programme.

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