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.

Gourock High School

Tel: 01475 715000 Email:

Fletcher Avenue , Gourock PA19 1TN

Govan High School

Tel: 0141 582 0090 Email:

12 Ardnish Street , Glasgow G51 4NB

Gracemount High School

Tel: 0131 664 7440 Email:

136 Lasswade Road , Edinburgh EH16 6TZ

Graeme High School

Tel: 01324 622576 Email:

Callender Road , Falkirk FK1 1SY

Grange Academy

Tel: 01563 549988 Email:

Beech Avenue , Kilmarnock KA1 2EW

Grangemouth High School

Tel: 01324 660210 Email:

Tinto Drive , Grangemouth, Falkirk FK3 0HW

Grantown Grammar School

Tel: 01479 872649 Email:

Cromdale Road , Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3HU

Greenfaulds High School

Tel: 01236 727956 Email:

Athelstane Drive , Cumbernauld G67 4AQ

Greenock Academy

Tel: 01475 715050 Email:

Madeira Street , Greenock PA16 7XF

Greenwood Academy

Tel: 01294 213124 Email:

Dreghorn , Irivine, Irivine KA11 4HL

Grove Academy

Tel: 01382 436800 Email:

Camperdown Street , Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3AE

Gryffe High School

Tel: 01505 690633  Email:

Old Bridge of Weir Road , Houston PA6 7EB

Hamilton College (Independent Christian co-educational)

Tel: 01698 282700 Email:

Bothwell Road , Hamilton ML3 0AY

At Hamilton College we value our high academic standards, combining what is best from traditional values in education with a modern approach. Our formal curriculum and extra-curricular programme provide a wide variety of stimulating opportunities for the development of vibrant young minds within a caring Christian ethos.

Ages 3-18

Hamilton Grammar School

Tel: 01698 285 777 Email:

Auchincampbell Road , Hamilton ML3 6PF

Harlaw Academy

Tel: 01224 589251 Email:

18/20 Albyn Place , Aberdeen AB10 1RG

Harris Academy

Tel: 01382 435700 Email:,uk

Perth Road , Dundee DD2 1NL

Hawick High School

Tel: 01450 372429 Email:

Buccleuch Road , Hawick TD9 0EG

Hazlehead Academy

Tel: 01224 310184 Email:

Groat`s Road , Aberdeen AB15 8BE

Heriot Watt University

Professor Steve Chapman - Principal
Tel: 0131 449 5111

Riccarton , Edinburgh EH14 4AS

Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.  We’re a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of our degrees with employers actively seeking out our graduates

Hermitage Academy

Tel: 01436 672145 Email:

Cardross Road , Helensburgh G84 7LA

High School of Dundee (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01382 202 921 Email:

Euclid Crescent , Dundee DD1 1HU

The High School of Dundee is one of Scotland’s leading independent schools and is among the oldest in the United Kingdom.  It is a fee-paying, co-educational day school of approximately 985 pupils, of whom around 330 are in the Junior School, making it the largest independent school in Tayside and Fife.

Ages 5- 18

High School of Glasgow, The (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0141 954 9628 Email:

637 Crow Road , Glasgow G13 1PL

The High School of Glasgow is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational school with a Christian background and seeks to foster traditional standards and values and a concern for others.  The school has consistently high academic achievement.

Ages 4-18

Highland Council

Hugh Fraser - Director of Education, Culture and Sport
Tel: 01463 702 801

Glenurquhart Road , Inverness IV3 5NX

Hillhead High School

Tel: 0141 582 0100 Email:

Oakfield Avenue , Glasgow G12 8LJ

Hillpark Secondary School

Tel: 0141 582 0110  Email:

36 Cairngorm Road , Glasgow G43 2XA

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