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18th November 2013
We are delighted to let you know that The Scottish Government is to provide Veterans Scotland with funding of £200,000 over the next three years in order to develop new and improved support for the 400,000 veterans within our communities the whole of the country. This funding is in addition to the recent increase in funding available through the Scottish Veterans Fund which has increased...
1st November 2013
At the Annual General Meeting of Veterans Scotland held at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh today the Veteran's Minister, Keith Brown, paid tribute to the work done by Veterans Scotland and the Armed Forces and Veterans Champions who are working to support military personnel and their families serving in Scotland along with the 400,000 veterans who also live here. The Minister said:
29th August 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Criteria for Tranche 3 of the LIBOR Fund has been announced. Bidding for Tranche 3 opens on the 5th September 2013.
To download the criteria and an application form please click here
For more information about LIBOR Fund, please click here
11th June 2013
PUBLICATION OF REPORT-
Government Response - Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales:
The Welsh Affairs Committee has published its Second Special Report Session for Session 2013-14, HC 263 on Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales:, at 10.00 hrs, today Tuesday 11 June 2013.
The Government has responded to the Committee’s...
26th April 2013 - Members Only
7th February 2013 - Members Only
22nd November 2012
On Wednesday 21st November 2012, The UK Border Agency announced plans to change the rules to allow Foreign and Commonwealth soldiers who risked their lives for Britain to avoid deportation - even those with minor criminal convictions. To read the full Channel Four article, click on the following link:
17th October 2012
Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson CB CVO, who has links with a number of Service charities following a career as a Royal Navy submariner and former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), has agreed to take the helm as National President of The Royal British Legion.
The National President is the figurehead of the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity, linking with its patron Her Majesty the...
28th September 2012
A united approach to ensure the wellbeing of Scotland’s service personnel and veterans was announced today by Veterans Minister Keith Brown.
The Armed Forces Commitments Paper sets out what the Scottish Government is doing to address the health, housing, education and justice needs of current and former service men and women.
It also lays out how the government will work with partner...
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