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.

Langholm Academy

Tel: 013873 80418 Email:

Langholm , Langholm DG13 0BL

Langside College

A Graeme Hyslop - Principal
Tel: 0141 272 3600 Fax: 0141 272 3633 Email:

50 Prospecthill , Glasgow G42 9BL

If you choose to study at Langside College, our range of qualifications, our flexible approach to learning, our fantastic new teaching facilities and the guidance and support that we offer means that choosing to study at Langside College will be the best decision you could ever make!

Larbert High School

Tel: 01324 554233 Email:

Carrongrange Avenue , Stenhousemuir, Larbert FK5 3BL

Largs Academy

Tel: 01475 675421 Email:

Flatt Road , Largs KA30 9JX

Larkhall Academy

Tel: 01698 552170 Email:

Broomhill Road , Larkhall ML9 1QN

Lasswade High School Centre

Tel: 0131 663 7171 Email:

Eskdale Drive , Bonnyrigg EH19 2LA

Lathallan Prepatory School (Independent co-educational Boarding and Day School)

Tel: 01561 362220 Email:

Brotherton Castle , Johnshaven, By Montrose DD10 0HN

Lathallan is an independent co-educational school, offering Nursery, Primary and Secondary schooling and accommodation to pupils who wish to be full, weekly or flexi boarders.  Lathallan inspires its pupils to achieve beyond their expectations and concentrates on it's ethos which is based on three main principles - the importance of the individual, inspiration and challenge.

Ages 1- 18

Leith Academy

Tel: 0131 554 0606 Email:

20 Academy Park , Edinburgh EH6 8JQ

Lenzie Academy

Tel: 0141 955 2379 Email:

Myrtle Avenue , Lenzie G66 4HR

Lesmahagow High School

Tel: 01555 896010 Email:

Strathaven Road , Lesmahagow ML11 0FS

Lews Castle College

D R David Green - Principal
Tel: 01851 770000 Email:

Stornoway , Isle of Lewis HS2 0XR

We strive for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, to meet the needs of the communities of the Outer Hebrides, and to make an increasing impact, nationally and internationally.  We have campuses at Barra, Benbecula, Lochmaddy and Stornoway.

Liberton High School

Tel: 0131 664 7514 Email:

328 Gilmerton Road , Edinburgh EH17 7PT

Linlithgow Academy

Tel: 01506 843211 Email:

Braehead Road , Linlithgow EH49 6EH

Linwood High School

Tel: 01505 336 146 Email:

Stirling Drive , Linwood, Paisley PA3 3NB

Lionel School

Tel: 01851 810208 Email:

Lionel , Port of Ness, Port of Ness HS2 0XB

Lochaber High School

Tel: 01397 702512 Email:

Fort William , Fort William PH33 7ND

Lochend Community High School

Tel: 0141 582 0170 Email:

20 Cairnbrook Road , Glasgow G34 0NZ

Lochgilphead High School

Tel: 01546 602598 Email:

Lochgilphead , Lochgilphead PA31 8JY

Lockerbie Academy

Tel: 01576 205170 Email:

Dryfe Road, , Lockerbie DG11 2AL

Lomond School (Independent co-educational Day and Boarding School)

Tel: 01436 672476 Email:

10 Stafford Street , Helensburgh G84 9JX

Lomond occupies an unique place in the provision of education in the west of Scotland, based on the Scottish model of education but 'borrowing' elements from elsewhere. Consistently ranked academically amongst the top ten schools in Scotland it is nevertheless non-selective in its intake and achieves its remarkably consistent results due to the quality of its provision both within and outwith the classroom.

Ages 3- 18

Loretto School (Independent co-educational Boarding School)

Tel: 0131 653 4444 Email:

1-7 Linkfield Road , Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 7RE

The School responds to the demands of a changing world beyond school by preparing boys and girls for a life of personal fulfilment, leadership and service. Academic achievement is foremost amongst the School's goals which also promote independent thinking, respect for others, creativity and responsibility in all areas of school life.

Ages 3-18

Lornshill Academy

Tel: 01259 214331 Email:

Tullibody Road , Alloa FK10 2ES

Lossiemouth High School

Tel: 01343 812047 Email:

Coulardbank Road , Lossiemouth IV31 6JU

Loudoun Academy

Tel: 01563 820061 Email:

Glasgow Road , Galston KA4 8PD

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