0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk


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.

Ardnamurchan High School

Tel: 01397 700105 Email: ardnamurchan.high@highland.gov.uk

Drimnatorran , Strontian PH36 4JA


Ardrossan Academy

Tel: 01294 461931 Email: ardrossan@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Sorbie Road , Adrossan KA22 8AR


Ardsgoil Glasgow Gaelic Secondary School

Tel: 0141 276 8500 Email: headteacher@glasgowgaelic-pri.glasgow.sch.uk

147 Berkeley Street , Glasgow G3 7HP


Ardvreck School (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 01764 653112 Email: headmaster@ardvreck.org.uk

Gwydyr Road , Crieff PH7 4EX

Ardvreck is a thriving, traditional co-educational Prep School on the edge of Crieff in the Perthshire countryside. With full boarding from 7 to 13+ the school also runs a Pre-Prep Department for 4-7 year olds. Academic excellence, combined with Pastoral Care of the highest order, is reinforced by an extensive music curriculum, team sports and a varied and challenging extra-curricular programme.


Argyll and Bute Council

Carol Walker – Head of Education
Tel: 01631 564 908

Oban Education Office , Dalintart Drive, Oban, Argyll and Bute PA34 4EF


Armadale Academy

Tel: 01506 282145 Email: Armadale.Ac@wled.org.uk

West Main Street , Armadale EH48 3LY


Arran High School

Tel: 01770 600341 Email: arran@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Lamlash , Isle of Arran KA27 8NG


Auchenharvie Academy

Tel: 01294 605156 Email: auchenharvie@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Saltcoats Road , Stevenson KA20 3JW