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.

Uddingston Grammar School

Tel: 01698 805050 Email:

Old Glasgow Road , Uddingston G71 7BT

Ullapool High School

Tel: 01854 612078 Email:

Mill Street , Ullapool IV26 2UN

University of Aberdeen

Ian Diamond - Principal
Tel: 01224 272000

Regent Walk , Aberdeen AB24 3FX

The University of Aberdeen is today at the forefront of teaching, learning and discovery, as it has been for 500 years, committed to excellence in everything we do.  We are an ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook and we have consistently sent pioneers and ideas outward to every part of the world.

University of Abertay

Rt Hon the Lord Cullen of Whitekirk - Chancellor
Tel: 01382 308000

Bell Street , Dundee DD1 1HG

As a university we are immensely proud of our academic achievements but there is a great deal more to us. We are modern, new and have quickly become one of Scotland's leading universities, highly ranked for our academic performance and with a talented group of students and academics who make us the success we are.

University of Dundee

Professor Pete Downes - Principal
Tel: 01382 383000

Nethergate , Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HN

The ability to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.  There have been many changes since the University became  independent in 1967, but the fundamental aims remain; excellence in teaching and research and contributing to Scotland's social, economic and cultural life.

University of Edinburgh

Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea - Principal
Tel: 0131 6501000

Old College , South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

By choosing to study at Edinburgh you are investing in an education that will help you to build a successful future.  We are globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and we’ve been providing our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years.  We provide a unique opportunity to work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field.

University of Glasgow

Professor Anton Muscatelli - Principal
Tel: 0141 330 2000

Glasgow G12 8QQ

Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow, the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, is so prized.  Our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities.

University of St Andrews

Louise Richardson - Principal
Tel: 01334 476161

St Andrews , Fife KY16 9AJ

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world.  It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK's top five in leading independent league tables.

University of Stirling

Gerry McCormac - Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Tel: 01786 473 171

Stirling FK9 4LA

Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

University of Strathclyde

Professor Jim McDonald - Principal
Tel: 0141 552 4400

Glasgow G1 1XQ

Strathclyde is committed to providing a high-quality education and experience to all students, regardless of background, inspiring them to develop to the full their abilities, producing outstanding professional and enterprising people for industry, business and the professions.

University of the Highlands and Islands

James Fraser - Principal
Tel: 01463 279 000

Executive Office , Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ

UHI gives you the chance to do something different; something special. Our colleges and research centres, spread across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, offer you a natural, supportive environment for studying at university and achieving your ambitions. Study degrees and postgraduate courses at one of our campuses, or online from a distance, or undertake research at one of our specialist centres.

University of the West of Scotland

Professor Seamus McDaid - Principal
Tel: 0141 848 3000

High Street , Paisley PA1 2BE

Our vision is of an internationally-recognised University, serving the communities of the West and South-West of Scotland at campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley.  We provide a distinctive educational experience through a range of vocationally related courses, supported by our strong applied research and knowledge transfer activities.

Vale of Leven Academy

Tel: 01389 777000 Email:

Main Street , Alexandria G83 0BH

Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson - General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email:

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland's aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.

Wallace Hall Academy

Tel: 01848 332120 Email:

Station Road , Thornhill DG3 5DS

Wallace High School

Tel: 01786 462166 Email:

Airthrey Road , Stirling FK 9 5HW

Webster`s High School

Tel: 01575 572 840 Email:

Kirriemuir, Angus , Kirriemuir DD8 5BR

Wellington School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01823 668800 Email:

Carleton Turrets, Craigwell Road , Ayr KA 7 2XH

The school upholds traditional values and standards whilst looking to the future and embracing new educational developments. Pupils are encouraged to develop citizenship skills, to develop
an understanding of the need to serve others and contribute to the school community and to society as a whole.

Ages 3-18

West Calder High School

Tel: 01506 871 510 Email: NO EMAIL

Limefield , Polbeth, West Calder EH 55 8QN

West Dunbartonshire Council

Terry Lanagan - Director of Educational Services
Tel: 01389 737 309 Email:

Garshake Road , Dumbarton G82 3PU

West Lothian College

Mhairi Laughlin - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01506 418181 Fax: 01506 409980 Email:

Almondvale Crescent , Livingston EH54 7EP

West Lothian College is welcoming, bright and modern, and well equipped to ensure that students have the best facilities and resources to  develop their learning and skills. The College is an essential provider of a vast range of courses all focused on developing relevant skills for employment, to help students in their future career or to enhance current career prospects for those who are already working.

West Lothian Council

Gordon Ford - Depute Chief Executive (Education, Planning and Area Services)
Tel: 01506 280000 Email:

West Lothian Civic Centre , Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF

Wester Hailes Education Centre

Tel: 0131 442 2201 Email: NO EMAIL

5 Murrayburn Drive , Edinburgh EH14 2SU

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