Veteran support organisations

Last updated: 17 October 2018

When you leave the armed forces there are organisations and charities that can help with:

  • benefits
  • housing
  • health
  • getting work
  • social activites with other veterans

Veterans Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.

Legion Scotland

Provide services to support you including:

  • community, comradeship and practical advice
  • social activites including sporting and music based opportunities

Phone: 0131 550 1586

Find out about call charges

Address:

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HQ

Find your local Royal British Legion Scotland branch.

Poppyscotland

Offers practical advice and assistance to the armed forces and veterans community.

Phone: 0131 557 2782

Find out about call charges

Address:

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HQ

Veterans Scotland

Brings together member charities to help veterans in Scotland get access to the support they offer.

Veterans Assist Scotland is part of Veterans Scotland. It collects a wide range of information from the veterans community and veterans support oraganisations into one place. A full list of these statutory bodies, charities and third sector organisations is available on the Veterans Assist website.

Phone: 0131 550 1569

Find out about call charges

Address:

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HR

Armed Services Advice Project

Part of Citizens Advice and gives information, advice and support if you're:

  • serving in the armed forces or a dependent
  • a veteran or a dependent
  • members of the Merchant Navy who supported UK military operations or a dependent

Phone: 0808 800 1007

Find out about call charges

Contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Other support

There are other charities and organisations that provide support. You can see a full list of the Veterans Scotland member charities on their website.