The current Scottish Veterans Commissioner is Lieutenant Commander (retired) Susie Hamilton.
Born and educated in Edinburgh, Susie served in the WRNS and the Royal Navy as an officer in the Marine Engineering Branch. She undertook a number of shore and sea appointments which included operational service in the Adriatic and the Gulf.
On retiring from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander she worked for a short period in industry, followed by volunteering work with Scottish Veterans Residences.
She then joined the senior management team of SVR as the Head of External Relations, responsible for Fundraising, Marketing and Communications.
In her 14 successful years at SVR, Susie has met with a great many veterans and gained an extensive understanding of the range of issues that veterans and their families can encounter.
She has worked with organisations and individuals across Scotland who share her commitment in championing and supporting those who have served in the Armed Forces.
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There's still time to share your views. If you're a member of the #veterans community living in Scotland, I want to know whether or not you feel valued by society.
📊 Please spare a minute to take part in my poll - it's only one question.
🔗 Visit the homepage of my website using the link in my bio to take part.
4 hours ago
@forceschildrenscotland has launched an influencing strategy and manifesto which sets out its plans to drive forward meaningful change and by helping to ensure that the voices of children and young people from Forces families are heard. This important work is hugely welcome
Read more about the strategy and manifesto here ➡️ forceschildrenscotland.org.uk/news/influencing-strategy-and-manifesto-available-now/
1 day ago
Great to visit @lothiansvets yesterday and hear about their work. I enjoyed listening to veterans and their partners, as well as meeting the dedicated staff and volunteers. Huge thanks to everyone I met.
#VeteransSupport #VeteransVoice #VeteransCommunity
1 week ago
It's my vision that all members of Scotland's #veterans community - including spouses, partners, children of veterans, and the bereaved - feel valued by society.
📊 If you’re part of this community, please spare a minute to take part in my poll at scottishveteranscommissioner.org (🔗 Link in bio)
#VeteranSupport #VeteransVoice #ValueVeterans
1 week ago