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.

Argyll and Bute Council

Carol Walker - Head of Education
Tel: 01631 564 908

Oban Education Office , Dalintart Drive, Oban, Argyll and Bute PA34 4EF

Armadale Academy

Tel: 01506 282145 Email:

West Main Street , Armadale EH48 3LY

Arran High School

Tel: 01770 600341 Email:

Lamlash , Isle of Arran KA27 8NG

Auchenharvie Academy

Tel: 01294 605156 Email:

Saltcoats Road , Stevenson KA20 3JW

Auchinleck Academy

Tel: 01290 420617 Email:

Sorn Road , Auchinleck KA18 2LY

Ayr Academy

Tel: 01292 261562 Email:

7 Fort Street , Ayr KA7 1HX

Ayr College

Diane Rawlinson - Principal
Tel: 01292 265184 Email:

Dam Park , Ayr KA8 0EU

Education can change your life. It’s that simple. Launching your career, developing skills, gaining further qualifications, trying new things; there are countless ways we can open up new opportunities for you. And at Ayr College you will find exactly the supportive and motivating environment you need to make them happen.

Back School

Tel: 01851 820230 Email:

Back , Back HS2 0LB

Baldragon Academy

Tel: 01383 436170 Email:

Burn Street , Dundee DD3 0LB

Balerno Community High School

Tel: 0131 477 7788 Email:

5 Bridge Road , Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7AQ

Balfron High School

Tel: 01360 440469 Email:

Roman Road , Glasgow G63 0PW

Baltasound Junior High School

Tel: 01595 807020 Email:

Baltasound , Unst, Unst ZE2 9DY

Banchory Academy

Tel: 01330 823357 Email:

Schoolhill , Banchory AB31 5TQ

Banff Academy

Tel: 01261 812591 Email:

Bellevue Road , Banff AB45 1BY

Banff and Buchan College

Paul Sherrington - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01346 586100 Email:

Henderson Road , Fraserburgh AB43 9GA

Banff and Buchan College is a Further Education College located in the north-east of Scotland attracting students from all over the world. Our main campus is in Fraserburgh but we have learning centres in Huntly, Macduff, Turriff, Ellon, Keith and Peterhead.

Bankhead Academy

Tel: 01224 713861 Email:

Bankhead Avenue , Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9ES

Bannerman High School

Tel: 0141 582 0020 Email:

Glasgow Road , Baillieston, Glasgow G69 0HQ

Bannockburn High School

Tel: 01786 813519 Email:

Bannockburn Road , Bannockburn, Stirling FK7 0HQ

Barony College

Russell Marchant - Principal
Tel: 01387 860395 Email:

Parkgate , Dumfries DG1 3NE

At Barony College you can study agriculture, animal care, engineering, equine studies, fisheries studies, forestry and arboriculture, horticulture, veterinary nursing, and we also provide special programmes for special needs students.  On our campus you have access to excellent practical facilities and specialist staff to support you through your studies.

Barrhead High School

Tel: 0141 577 2100 Email:

Aurs Road , Barrhead G78 2SJ

Bathgate Academy

Tel: 01506 653725 Email:

Edinburgh Road , Bathgate EH48 1LF

Bayble School

Tel: 01851 870216 Email:

Bayble , Point, Point HS2 0QA

Beaconhurst (Independent co-educational)

Tel: (0)1786 832146 Email:

52 Kenilworth Road , Bridge of Allan FK9 4RR

Learning should be fun, challenging and above all engaging – features that Beaconhurst pupils embrace every day. A school should be a community in which everyone is listened to, provided for and nurtured to achieve their potential – reasons why parents choose Beaconhurst for their children.

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