Scottish Veterans Commissioner

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner (SVC) works to improve the lives and opportunities of the veterans community in Scotland. He does this by engaging with members of the ex-Service community. He also engages with the public, private and voluntary organisations that represent them.

Visit the Scottish Veterans Commissioner website.

Support for Veterans

Role and responsibilities

Charlie Wallace

Current Scottish Veterans Commissioner

The Commissioner is independent from the Scottish Government. He gives impartial advice on how to improve support for the veterans community. He gives this advice to both the government and other public sector organisations. The role is a non-statutory one. This means it’s not about inspection, scrutiny or enforcement.

The Commissioner is an ambassador for all veterans in Scotland. He helps public services and other’s focus on how veterans experience services. In particular, the experience of veterans who may still ‘slip through the net’.

The Commissioner is not an ombudsman or regulator. This means he cannot take on individual cases.

An important part of the Commissioner’s role is to help make sure we recognise veterans for their skills and attributes. He promotes veterans as valuable assets to their local communities. And also highlights the contribution veterans make to the wider Scottish economy.



0131 244 7136



Scottish Veterans Commissioner
1J South Victoria Quay

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