The SCOTS on exercise in the Scottish Highlands

veterans portal

Below are links to the key veteran support services and organisations.

Defence Transition Services

Information about how military personnel and their families can get more support and extra help from Defence Transition Services when leaving the armed forces.

Forces Employment Charity

The Forces Employment Charity stands by ex-Forces personnel through an unrivalled range of programmes and practical support

Forces Pensions Society

The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit membership funded organisation that acts as a pension watchdog for the whole military community.

Legion Scotland

Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.

Money Helper

Free and impartial help with money, backed by the Government


We provide life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families.


In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way.

Service leavers' Guide

The service leavers’ guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service. The guide contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability and support from charitable organisations.

Veteran's Gateway

Here for you 24/7, we’re also the first point of contact for all your welfare needs. From healthcare and housing to employability, and more. Get in touch so that we can refer you directly to our expert, vetted partners.

Veterans Assist Scotland

We signpost and connect the Veterans’ Community including their families, with the organisations and services best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need from across Scotland. This includes information on the various Armed Forces and Veterans Champions to information on healthcare, housing, employability, finances and much more.

Veterans First Point

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by Veterans for Veterans and is staffed by an alliance of clinicians and Veterans. The service we provide is free at the point of access and provided as part of the NHS.