Welcome to Scotland: A guide for service personnel and their families in Scotland

Information about the support and services available in Scotland, including information on housing, education, healthcare, employment, benefits and social care and other information.


Graeme Dey MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans

On behalf of the Scottish Government, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your family to Scotland.

The Scottish Government is firmly committed to supporting our Armed Forces Community. We have a long military tradition here in Scotland and hold our Armed Forces and their families in high esteem.

In 2016 we published ‘Renewing Our Commitments’ setting out our strategic direction for supporting the Armed Forces Community.

This booklet has been designed to help you with what you need to know about your move. We are a close-knit society and are committed to ensuring that members of the Armed Forces and their family members are fully supported when accessing our services. We have a proud track record of working in close partnership with local authorities, the wider public sector and charities to help us ensure you are able to access the best possible care and support. Ultimately, we hope that you will consider Scotland as your long-term home.

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

Graeme Dey MSP
Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans


Email: VAFPU@gov.scot

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