0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk
Veteran Support

Veteran Support

This site is not just for those who have just left the Services.  Veteran support is a whole-life concept in both the public and charitable sectors.  For many of us, our first job doesn’t work out as the right one; help is still available.  A Service-related medical condition may get worse and limit what we can do; you may still be entitled to Compensation or fast-track NHS support.  You may not be handling money matters well; there are people who will help.

In this section and the one entitled Veterans Organisations, we have tried to pull together a broad range of organisations that are committed to providing whole-life support to Veterans.  We hope it is useful.

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility.

Click here to vist website.

Armed Forces Veterans Support

A veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty's Armed Forces (regular and reserve) or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on military operations.

If you're a veteran, the Scottish Government has colated information on the areas of support available, a link to the page is available here

Scottish Government Living in and visiting Scotland

Additional information is also available on the myscot.gov website in relation to a wide range of subjects which may affect ex-service men and women, reservists and their families when they are considering leaving the armed forces.  A link to this information is available below:

Link here 

Age Scotland

Age Scotland Veterans’ Team: Doug Anthoney (Lead), Linda McNeill (Assistant), Pam McLennan (Comradeship Circles)

Tel 0333 323 2400 Email veteransproject@agescotland.org.uk

Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests.  If offers free advice guides for veterans on key later life topics, and can provide them with later life information and advice through the Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222 / Helpline@agescotland.org.uk. It also offers socially isolated older veterans group telephone camaraderie through its Comradeship Circles service. Age Scotland is coordinating partner in Unforgotten Forces, a consortium of leading charities working together to boost the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland age 65 and older.



ASDIC – Association of Service Drop-In Centres


The Association of Service Drop-In Centres better known as ASDIC, represent, advise and unite service Drop-In centres across the UK. ASDIC encourage collaboration and create opportunities for members to exchange ideas and overcome shared challenges, so together we can ensure veterans and their families receive the comradeship and support they need in their local community.


Telephone: 01622 278110

Email: admin@asdic.org.uk

On Course Foundation

Contact: Will Barker – Head of Fundraising/Scotland Office

Tel: 07856002176 Email: will.barker@oncoursefoundation.com

On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans through confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry.

Golf offers active, outdoor exercise and is one of a few sports that can be played on a level playing field regardless of injury or illness.

Our confidence building programme offers expert tuition from qualified Professional Golf Association (PGA) Coaches for Service personnel and veterans of all golfing abilities. The events take place in a relaxed, comfortable environment with attendees sharing the experience and receiving peer-to-peer support from like-minded individuals.

Outpost Charity

Outpost Charity provides two key services to our Armed Forces throughout the UK with the aim of providing relief from suffering and hardship through emotional, social and practical support. This can include; support via our fast acting bridging system of support for those who find themselves in financial crisis, through the provision of necessity supplies such as food etc. for daily living whilst further support is set into place or a manageable financial balance is achieved. Secondly, the Veterans Camp which is a free, all-inclusive sporting and adventurous activity retreat for veterans who suffer from Mental Health Illness, reduced Well-Being, Physical Disabilities and/or Social Isolation. This program of support provides opportunities to gain confidence, self-esteem, self-belief and encourage and motivate towards integration and socialisation. We accept self referrals and referrals from organisations.

Telphone: 01854655314

EMail: info@outpostcharity.org

Website: outpostcharity.org

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution, Charity No. 1133188, provides therapy for the mental welfare of Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families. Treatment is free, effective and delivered promptly through a network of 200 therapists nationwide, and now by phone and internet during the pandemic. Contact www.PTSDreslution.org.

Therapy is delivered in an average of six sessions, with 78% of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.

The charity is one of the only organisations that provides therapy to veterans who are also suffering with addiction issues or are in prison. Services are also delivered to family members, including partners and children, who may experience the symptoms of trauma from living with a traumatised veteran.




Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Marines Association offers support, stability and friendship to the entire Royal Marines Family. Our membership is made up of Royal Marine Cadets, recruits, serving and veteran Royal Marines as well as their relatives, those who have served alongside the Corps or who share our values and ethos.

Our members make the Association what it is, and it is their activity that is reflected in the way we are organised and run.

General enquiries
01392 346424

Transition (employment and education)
023 9387 4665‬

Website: The Royal Marines Association


The Veterans Scotland Newsletter – 21 Jan 22

This weeks Veterans Scotland newsletter is now available to read.  Find out more about what is going on for the veteran community in your area:


The Veterans Scotland Newsletter – 28 January

This weeks Veterans Scotland Newsletter is now available to read.  As part of this weeks newsletter we cover the release of a major report which outlines homelessness experience of veterans along with several recommendations.  The detailed new report into veterans’ homelessness in Scotland is recommending that every local authority housing department should have an armed forces lead officer, social landlords should prioritise ex-Service personnel and more support should be provided for tenancy sustainment in the private rented sector.

Additional information is available on the newsletter via the link below:

Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson – General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

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.