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.

Supporting You

The Scottish Government greatly values and supports our Armed Forces personnel, veterans and families and recognises the contribution they make to their communities. We have a great network of organisations in Scotland, which can help and support serving personnel and their families. For example:

Forces Children Scotland

Forces Children Scotland help children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland grow in confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable experiences by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and putting their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences.

Support in these areas can be found at

Family Federations

There are three Family Federations representing each of the three services, Navy, Army and RAF. Each of the Family Federations is independent from the services and works to improve the quality of life for Service families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the military lifestyle.

They also provide a signposting service to help you find the right person to speak to, as well as providing useful information for Service families.

More information on the individual Family Federations can be found via:

Naval Family Federation

Phone: 023 9265 4374


Army Family Federation

Phone: 01264 554004


RAF Family Federation

Phone: 01780 781650


Veterans Scotland

Address: New Haig House, Logie Green Rd, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Phone: 0131 550 1569


Legion Scotland

Address: New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ

Phone: 0131 550 1583



Address: New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ

Phone: 0131 557 2782


Glasgow Helping Heroes

Address: 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU

Phone: 0141 276 7199


Armed Forces Covenant


Support in Mind Scotland

Address: 6 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh EH16 5GA Phone: 0131 662 4359


SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

Phone: 0131 557 1697


Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP)

Phone: 0808 800 1007


Shelter Scotland

Address: Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AW

Phone: 0808 800 4444




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