Veterans Guide to Later Life in Scotland
Age Scotland knows about the issues involved in growing older in Scotland and has developed this guide with the needs of older military veterans in mind. It will point you towards the information you may need and the organisations that exist to help you.
If you are aged 65 or older, live in Scotland and have served in the Armed Forces, the guide will be most relevant to you.
It doesn’t matter how long ago, or for how long, you served: you may have had a military career, a short period of national service, been a reservist, or even supported a military operation with the merchant navy. Veterans under age 65 will find much of the content of value, as will older veterans’ family members.
Later life may bring changes and opportunities to your life, and you may need to know about organisations and services which are unfamiliar to you. Much of the legislation which gives older people in Scotland rights and protections differs from that in the rest of the UK.
The Veterans' Guide to Later Life in Scotland
This guide offers older military veterans a route map to embracing opportunities and overcoming challenges that later life can bring, on topics including money, health, care, housing, planning for the future and getting out and about. Get your free copy today by clicking the link or calling our helpline on 0800 12 44 222
We have a recorded an audio version of the Veteran's Guide to Later Life in Scotland.
Audio guide: The Veteran's Guide to Later Life in Scotland - Introduction
Listen to the full audioguide
This guide has been developed by the Age Scotland Veterans’ Project. We’re grateful for the advice of our Unforgotten Forces partners in developing it.