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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A showcase of artwork by #veterans is set to open at The Scottish Submarine Centre in Helensburgh. Inspired by experiences of war and life after service, the exhibition aims to highlight the positive impact of art on mental health and wellbeing.
Learn more at https://www.submarinecentre.org/
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Delighted to be back at ACVC Hub in glasgow yesterday. It was inspiring to see veterans involved in such a wide range of arts and crafts, while enjoying camaraderie and fellowship.
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A great visit to Community Veterans Support to hear about the activities and comradeship veterans can find here. I was delighted to meet some of the Veterans who get together and to get a better understanding of the support and services provided.
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It was a pleasure to visit Glasgow's Helping Heroes this morning, to learn more about the fantastic work they do to support the veteran community. I had the chance to meet some of the veterans they work with and to hear first hand about the positive impact they make.
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