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.

Fettes College (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 0131 332 2281 Email:

Carrington Road , Edinburgh EH4 1QX

Fettes College is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 13-18.  Uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh, we enjoy a reputation for excellent academic results, the highest level of pastoral care, and a proud sporting tradition.  The hopes and aspirations of each of our students are of central importance to us.

Firrhill High School

Tel: 0131 441 4501 Email:

9 Oxgangs Road North , Firrhill, Edinburgh EH14 1DP

Forfar Academy

Tel: 01307 464545 Email:

Taylor Street , Forfar DD8 3LB

Forres Academy

Tel: 01309 672 271 Email:

Burdsyard Road , Forres IV36 1FG

Forrester High School

Tel: 0131 334 9262 Email:

212 Broomhouse Road , Edinburgh EH12 9AE

Forth Valley College

Hugh Hall - Chairman
Tel: 0845 634 4444 Email:

Grangemouth Road , Falkirk FK2 9AD

Forth Valley College is the fifth largest College in Scotland, delivering more than 750 courses from our main campuses in Alloa (Clackmannan), Falkirk, Raploch and Stirling and at more than 40 outreach centres across the region.

Fortrose Academy

Tel: 01381 620310 Email:

Academy Street , Fortrose IV10 8TW

Fraserburgh Academy

Tel: 01346 515771 Email:

Dennyduff Road , Fraserburgh AB43 9NA

Gairloch High School

Tel: 01445 712275 Email:

Achtercairn , Gairloch IV21 2BP

Galashiels Academy

Tel: 01896 754788 Email:

Elm Row , Galashiels TD1 3HU

Garnock Academy

Tel: 01505 682685 Email:

School Road , Kilbirnie KA25 7AX

George Heriot`s School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0131 229 7263 Email:

Lauriston Place , Edinburgh EH3 9HE

The school seeks to provide a caring, well-disciplined education. We encourage responsibility, a desire for excellence, and a love of learning.  George Heriot’s School welcomes children from all backgrounds. Each child comes with different gifts, and contributes in different ways.

Ages 3-18

George Watson`s College (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0131 446 6007 Email:

67-71 Colinton Road , Edinburgh EH10 5EG

George Watson's College is a fully integrated school, catering for girls and boys from Nursery through to Senior 6 on a single 50 acre campus just to the south of Edinburgh's City Centre.

Ages 3-18

Girvan Academy

Tel: 01465 713008 Email:

62 The Avenue , Girvan KA26 9DD

Glasgow Academy, The (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0141 334 8558 Email:

Colebrooke Street , Glasgow G12 8HE

The Glasgow Academy is a happily busy, ordered and hard-working community, where we strive to put achievement, respect for each other and integrity at the centre of our life. We encourage our pupils to wish to succeed, to wish things to work well, and to enjoy helping others and giving to the wider world.

Ages 3-18

Glasgow Caledonian University

Professor Pamela Gillies - Principal
Tel: 0141 331 3000 Email:

70 Cowcaddens Road , Glasgow G4 0BA

Glasgow Caledonian University offers a stimulating, vibrant and accessible environment for learning, teaching and applied research. Nearly 17,000 students from the UK and abroad study here, and we aim to provide each and every one of them with an unbeatable student experience, a high-quality education and valuable employability skills.

Glasgow School of Art

Professor Seona Reid - Director
Tel: 0141 353 4500

167 Renfrew Street , Glasgow G3 6RQ

We aim to produce creative graduates in Fine Art, Design and Architecture who are  fully equipped to enter the workplace and society; enterprising people who can think laterally, provide solutions, are self-motivated, and understand the benefit of taking risks and challenging conventions.

Glen Urquhart High School

Tel: (01456) 459134 Email:

Pitkerrald Road , Drumnadrochit IV63 6UG

Glenalmond College (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 01738 842061 Email:

Glenalmond , Perth PH1 3RY

At Glenalmond College we provide an inspirational environment for young people to learn and grow into confident and independent people who will be able to meet the challenges of life head on, be successful in whatever they choose to do, and who are armed with the skills and qualities that will allow them to thrive in this increasingly competitive world.

Ages 12-18

Gleniffer High School

Tel: 01505 813116 Email:

Amochrie Road , Paisley PA2 0AG

Golspie High School

Tel: 01408 633451 Email:

Golspie , Golspie KW10 6RF

Gordon Schools, The

Tel: 01466 792 181 Email:

Castle Street , Huntly AB54 4SE

Gordonstoun School (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 01343 837837 Email:

Elgin , Elgin IV30 5RF

The Aims of Gordonstoun are to hone talents and light aspirational fires serving the whole person, thus preparing students to embrace and contribute to a modern global community. Every boy and girl must be encouraged to reach full potential by embracing a wide range of opportunities in intellectual, recreational and moral endeavour within a boarding environment.

Ages 8-18

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