Date lodged: 15 May 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to veterans.
Answered by: Graeme Dey 21 May 2019
This Scottish Government is firmly committed to supporting our Armed Forces and Veterans Community and ensuring that they are not disadvantaged when accessing services and support. An annual debate is held in Parliament, most recently in September 2018, to report on the work being taken forward across the Scottish Government to support our Armed Forces and Veterans Community in Scotland, including in areas such as health, housing and employability.
Examples of our support include work to respond to the recommendations of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner who continues to provide strategic advice and scrutiny; the Scottish Veterans Fund, now in its 12 th year, which has provided £1.4 million to charities and organisations, supporting over 150 veterans projects to date; and our work to take forward the Strategy for our Veterans which was launched across the UK last November.