Media Statement – Armed Forces and Veterans Champions Gathering

Monday 2nd October sees Armed Forces and Veterans Champions from across Scotland meeting in Glasgow City Chambers to consider matters affecting members of the Armed Forces and Veterans Community. Champions from Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Police Scotland, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Scottish Prison Service and Skills Development Scotland are attending, as well as representatives from many of the ex-Service and other charities. It is expected that in the region of 150 people will attend this third Annual Gathering.

The Scottish Government’s Veterans Secretary, Mr Keith Brown MSP, will present the keynote speech and will be followed by Maj Gen Bob Bruce, General Officer Scotland, who will provide an overview of the Armed Forces laydown in Scotland.

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Informing Scotland – Veterans Scotland to receive £75,000 to deliver gatherings

Informing Scotland – Communicating about the Armed Forces Community in Scotland, Funded by the Forces in Mind Trust

Veterans Scotland is delighted to announce that it is to receive a total of £75,000 from the Forces in Mind Trust, over the next three years, in order to engage with decision makers in statutory and third sector organisations across Scotland and inform them about those preparing to leave the Armed Forces and the ex-Service community and to encourage them to ensure that they are equipped to meet their obligations to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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The Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18

Veterans Scotland would like to confirm that the Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 is now open for applications.

Colonel Martin Gibson, Executive Chairman of Veterans Scotland, said: “ We welcome the continued support to ex-Service charities and other organisations from the Scottish Veterans Fund and we recognise the benefits that such grants can bring for individuals. The potential to have funding over a two to three year period means that a number of initiatives will be able to become well established and make a real difference to those, comparatively few, veterans who really need support.

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Largest Gathering in Support of Armed Forces Covenant in Scotland

Monday, 10 October, Glasgow City played host to the largest Gathering in support of our Armed Forces and Military Veterans Community, including their families, in the UK to date. Veterans Scotland, the organisation behind the orchestration of this event paid tribute to the generosity of the City of Glasgow in providing the City Chambers as the event venue, and how the close partnership forged between the City of Glasgow, Veterans Scotland, The Scottish Government, representatives of all 3 Armed Services in Scotland and the Scottish Veterans Commissioner has led to the success of this ground-breaking event.

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