0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk
MoD Organisations

MoD Organisations

Veteran Welfare Service (Scotland)  – Part of the Ministry of Defence

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Veterans and beneficiaries of pensions (War & Service) and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.   It also focuses upon providing support that will enable the seamless transition from Service to Civilian life, assist bereaved families or respond to key life events that present welfare needs.
It gives support and advice in the areas of:

  • War Disablement pension
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • DWP Benefits
  • Housing
  • Employment Health
  • Bereavement

It achieves this by adopting a single central coordinating role that facilitates access to all appropriate services.

The VWS provides a caseworker approach that offers professional help and guidance through either telephone contact or a dedicated visiting service.   Under Veterans UK the VWS works in collaborative partnerships with the tri-Services, ex-Service charities, statutory and non-statutory bodies, local community service providers and Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee’s to deliver a quality welfare service that promotes independence, maintains dignity and provides continuous support through life.


VWS Kentigern House , MP600, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX
Tel: 0808 1914 2 18

Veteran’s UK – Part of the Ministry of Defence

“Supporting Services Through Life”

Veterans UK is a tri-service organisation and provides a range of ‘through life’ support function to service & ex-Service personnel. These include HR, pay and pension scheme services to the Armed forces, compensation payments for those injured or bereaved though Service, provision of MOD medals and one to one help and advice for veterans with the Veterans Welfare Service.



Other MoD/Government Links

Lord Ashcroft
Royal Air Force
Royal Navy
The Fleet Air Arm
The Ministry of Defence
The Royal Marines

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.