Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Purpose of the group

1. To help the Scottish Parliament to address the challenges facing Veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community.

2. To provide MSPs with a source of information and expertise on issues relating to Scottish Veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community.

3. To bring together those with an interest in the well-being of Veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community.

4. To encourage co-operation in promoting the interests of Veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community and their involvement with the Scottish Parliament.

5. To assist the Scottish Parliament in meeting Veterans and the Wider Armed Forces Community needs as well as benefiting from their experience.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Veterans Scotland - Secretary

51 Infantry Brigade (Representing the Armed Services)

ADES National Transitions Officer

Age Scotland

Armed Services Advice Project

Army Families Federation

Association of Wrens and Women of the Royal Naval Services

BFBS The Forces Station


Business in the Community Scotland

Career Transition Partnership

Defence Transition Services

East of Scotland Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee

Edinburgh Napier University


Forces in Mind Trust

Garelochhead Station Trust

Give Us Time

Glasgow Caledonian University

Help for Heroes

Housing Options Scotland

Legion Scotland

Lothian Armed Forces and Veterans Project

Lothian Veterans Centre

Lowland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

Naval Families Federation

Officers Association Scotland

Other organisations have attended from time to time



RAF Benevolent Fund

Reading Force 

Recruit for Spouses

RFEA The Forces Employment Charity

Royal Air Force Families Federation

Royal Navy

Royal Naval Association

SACRO- Veterans Mentoring Service

Salute My Jobs


Scotland & NI RAF Association

Scotlands Bravest Manufacturing Company (RBLI)

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Veterans Garden City Association

Scottish Veterans Residences

Scottish War Blinded

Skills Development Scotland


Stand Easy Productions

The Officer’s Association Scotland

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner

Thistle Foundation

University of Glasgow

Venture Trust

Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee

Veterans First Point Highland

Veterans First Point Scotland

Veterans Housing Scotland 

Veterans Welfare Services

Walking with the Wounded

War Widows Association

Get involved

Next meeting:




Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

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