Welcome to Scotland – a guide for Service personnel and their families in Scotland (updated 2022)

Provides practical information to service personnel and their families on topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.


On behalf of the Scottish Government, I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you and your family to Scotland.

Our Armed Forces community is a true asset to Scotland. I am passionate about championing your interests and delivering the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that we deliver the best possible level of care and support to service families during your time here in Scotland.

Here in Scotland we have an active and close-knit society and recognise the importance of ensuring close integration between the Armed Forces and local communities. This booklet has been designed specifically to help support you with your move and provides practical information on key topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.

I hope you will find this helpful and that you and your family enjoy the great benefits that our beautiful country has to offer.

Keith Brown MSP Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans


Email: veteransunit@gov.scot

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