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.

Relationships Scotland

Tel: 0845 119 2020 Email:

Renfrew High School

Tel: 0141 886 7511 Email:

Haining Road , Renfrew PA4 0AN

Robert Gordon University

Professor von Prondzynski - Principal
Tel: 01224 262000

Schoolhill , Aberdeen AB10 1FR

Robert Gordon University has a lot going for it. It has of the most beautiful campuses in the UK and its facilities have a real influence on your capacity to learn.  What's more, its teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and its track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland.

Robert Gordon`s College (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01224 646346

Schoolhill , Aberdeen AB10 1FE

Our school motto translates as ‘Be the Best You Can Be’. Every individual child deserves this ambition; Robert Gordon’s College is a school which will prepare your child for a life where ambition, success and confidence are rooted in security, happiness and a sense of who they are.

Ages 3- 18

Ross High School

Tel: 01875 610433 Email:

Well Wynd , Tranent EH33 2EQ

Rosshall Academy

Tel: 0141 582 0200 Email:

131 Crookston Road , Glasgow G52 3PD

Rothesay Academy

Tel: 01700 503367 Email:

Academy Road , Rothesay PA20 0BG

Royal Caledonian School Trust

Tel: 020 7463 9232 Fax: 020 74639241 Email:

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is an education trust supporting the children of Scots who are serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces. The Trust was established in 1815 and is very proud that Her Majesty The Queen is our Patron.

For some children, repeatedly moving home, schools and communities, can lead to under achievement in school, particularly if families are experiencing financial difficulties, health problems and other issues at home.

We provide support in several ways:

  • We provide educational grants to help pay for school clothing, school trips and after school activities like swimming and football, where qualifying families have difficulty in funding these themselves.
  • We support those who want to continue their education beyond school by assisting with their living expenses while in higher education or vocational training, especially where financial circumstances might otherwise prevent them from taking up a course.
  • We provide charitable funds and resources to selected schools and local authorities in Scotland to improve support for Armed Forces children and their families particularly prior to, during and after the deployment of a close family member. We also actively promote best practice in dealing with such matters through our Education Programme in Scotland.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Professor John Wallace - Principal
Tel: 0141 332 5057

100 Renfrew Street , Glasgow G2 3DB

The highly vocational nature of our courses combine with our intimate scale to create a very distinctive and supportive learning environment for our students.  We offer a wide variety of undergraduate degree courses in music, theatre and film and offer our students an impressive range of performance opportunities.

Royal High School, The

Tel: 0131 336 2261 Email:

East Barnton Avenue , Edinburgh EH4 6JP

Rudolf Steiner School of Edinburgh (Independent School- Steiner)

Tel: 0131 3373410

60 Spylaw Road , Edinburgh EH10 5BR

The Steiner Waldorf curriculum is essentially holistic and in addition to developing analytical, logical and reasoning skills as education has always done, it also focuses on the development of imagination, creativity, memory and flexible thinking skills – the so called ‘soft skills’ that are so much in demand in the 21st century.

Ages 3- 18

Sabhal Mor Ostaig- Gaelic speaking College

Boyd Robertson - Director
Tel: 01471 888000

Teangue Sleat , Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become internationally recognised as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture.  The College is an academic partner within UHI, the prospective university of the Highlands and Islands, and provides high quality education and research opportunities through the medium of Scottish Gaelic.

Sanday Junior High School

Tel: 01857 600228 Email:

Sanday , Sanday KW17 2AY

Sandwick Junior High School

Tel: 01595 745320 Email:

Sandwick , Sandwick ZE2 9HH

Sanquhar Academy

Tel: 01659 50208 Email:

Broomfield , Sanquhar DG4 6JN

Scalloway Junior High School

Tel: 01595 743777 Email:

Scalloway , Scalloway ZE1 0TN

Scoraig School

- Clerical Assistant
Tel: 01857 633261 Email:

Scoraig , Dundonnel, Garve IV23 2RE

Scottish Agricultural College

Professor Bill McKelvey - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 0131 535 4000 Email:

King's Buildings , West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

SAC prides itself on being a friendly and relaxed place to study.  We have three campuses, in Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh, each offering impressive facilities and resources for the courses offered, but also a special and distinct environment and quality of life highly valued by our students.

Scottish Borders Council

Glenn Rodger - Director of Education and Lifelong Learning
Tel: 01835 824 000

Council Headquarters , Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA

Scottish Institute of Sport

Mike Whittingham - High Performance Director
Tel: 01786 460100

Airthrey Road , Stirling FK9 5PH

Selkirk High School

Tel: 01750 20246 Email:

Hillside Terrace , Selkirk TD7 4EW

Sgoil Lionacleit

Tel: 01870 602817 Email:

Liniclate , Benebecula, Benebecula HS2 9NS

Shawbost School

Tel: 01851 710 212 Email:

Shawbost , Shawbost HS2 9BQ

Shawlands Academy

Tel: 0141 5820210 Email:

31 Moss-side Road , Glasgow G41 3TR

Shetland College

Professor David Gray - Director
Tel: 01595 771000

Gremista , Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0PX

Shetland College UHI is now part of the new University of the Highlands and Islands.   It is now possible to study courses in Shetland which previously would have only been available if you were prepared to leave Shetland.  It may be possible to undertake the course of your choice from one of the five local learning centres.

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