0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

Veterans Charities

There are so many organisations covering so many subjects that it is hard to summarise the range of support that Veterans charities can provide.  So if you are in need of any help or support, search this section and those in Veterans Organisations thoroughly, because there is a very good chance that you will find what you are looking for.

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Glen Art

Fiona MacDonald
Tel: (0)7980 631 110 Email: info@glenart.co.uk


Glen Art and the BRAVEHOUND project supports veterans and their families with horticultural and artistic activities as well as an annual Festival of Remembrance.

The BRAVEHOUND project places dogs with veterans and provides training and support, training is also available for veterans who already own a dog.

www.glenart.co.uk  and www.bravehound.co.uk


Gurkha Welfare Trust

– The Gurkha Welfare Trust
Tel: +44(0) 1722 323955 Fax: +44(0) 1722 343119 Email: staffassistant@gwt.org.uk

P.O. Box 2170 , 22 Queen Street, Salisbury SP2 2EX

The Trust supports 7,213 retired Gurkha soldiers and widows in Nepal who have no other form of income. Most are in their 80s and 90s and are totally reliant on the Trust for a secure and comfortable old age. The Trust also provides Community Aid projects in Gurkha villages.

Increasing numbers of Gurkhas are settling in the UK and the Trust is ready to respond. As the lead charity for Gurkha welfare, the Trust has a coordinating role for helping those in need in the UK and other service charities. However, the Trust’s firm focus remains Nepal and the many retired Gurkha soldiers and widows who will spend their final days in the mountain villages.


Haig Homes

Tel: 0208 685 5777 Fax: 020 8685 5778

Alban Dobson House , Green Lane, Morden, Surrey SM4 5NS

Haig Homes is the leading UK-wide provider of rental housing for ex-Service people. Haig Homes has over 1,300 properties, including 75 in Scotland, situated on small well managed estates. The properties are a mix of family-sized houses, maisonettes and flats. The properties are for rental only. There are 65 homes in total on the Haig Homes estate in Edinburgh. The properties are all located in the same area and are in groups.


HorseBack UK

Jock Hutchinson
Tel: 0133 988 0487 Email: jock@horseback.org.UK-wide

Ferrar , Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5LD

HorseBack UK-wide aims to provide a safe and secure environment to aid those serving, or who have served in the UK-wide armed forces, many of whom have suffered physical injury and/or acute stress. Combining western horsemanship, rural skills and adventure training, HourseBack UK-wide endeavours to integrate serving personnel and veterans into the rural community inspiring a meaningful and rewarding future.


Legion Scotland (Royal British Legion Scotland)

Dr Claire Armstrong – Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 0131 550 1583 Fax: 0131 557 5819

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

Legion Scotland exists to promote remembrance and comradeship and in partnership with other ex-Service charities provides welfare, benevolence and pension support to ex-Servicemen and women and their dependants throughout Scotland.


Lothian Veterans Centre (LVC)

Designed to meet the need for a veterans drop-in centre with no appointment necessary allowing complex needs to be catered for in an environment which is familiar and friendly.

Website:  www.lothiansveteranscentre.org.uk

Phone:  0131 660 5537

Mutual Support

Hilary Winstanley – Support Team Manager
Tel: 01476 861160 Email: support-team@mutual-support.org.uk

Mutual Support exists for serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and Reserves, their dependants and carers affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Mutual Support, one of the MS Society’s National Support Groups, is run by volunteers with direct experience of MS and the Armed Forces and provides services and activities based on what people affected by MS have said they want.


Officers’ Association Scotland

Mary-Clare Macfarlane – Head of Employment Services
Tel: 0131 550 1575 Email: mc.macfarlane@oascotland.org.UK-wide

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

We aim to relieve distress among all ex-officers who were commissioned into the Regular, Reserve, Auxiliary, or Territorial Forces. We offer employers the best possible access to officers in the process of leaving the Services, and to ex-officers looking for employment.