Providing scrutiny and supportive challenge to policy makers and those providing services to veterans is an important aspect of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s Role. The Scottish Government has accepted all recommendations made in SVC reports and has continued to drive improvements aimed at making things better for veterans and their families living in Scotland.

Progress towards delivery is monitored by the Commissioner. Her assessment of progress is based on factual updates provided by Scottish Government officials, along with other evidence available and the Commissioner’s own knowledge and observations.


  • Not implemented
  • Partially implemented
  • Implemented but work should continue to embed
  • Fully implemented
  • Superseded

A standard traffic lights scale is used to rate and show progress. The aim is to provide an independent and impactful visual of overall progress so we can see ‘how we are doing’. The picture it presents supports scrutiny and debate around delivery of SVC recommendations and helps focus attention on areas where more effort is required.

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👏 Congratulations to the 17 projects awarded a share of the Scottish Veterans Fund 2023-24 to help them continue providing ex-service personnel with support for physical and mental health, financial, employment and cost of living challenges. Pictured is Veterans Minister Graeme Dey visiting Community Veterans Support in Glasgow. The organisation has been awarded £18,536 for its Warmer, Healthier, Safer Veterans project which is providing food, peer support and financial advice to veterans facing challenges as a result of the cost of living crisis. Read more about the Fund here: #SupportForVeterans #ScottishVeteransFund #VeteransSupport
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Really interesting visit to @combatstress yesterday to meet with staff and veterans at their new Edinburgh Hub. It was great to hear more about their services and veterans' personal experiences of using them. #veteransmentalhealth #veteransvoices #itsokaytoaskforhelp
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I recently had the pleasure to visit Sight Scotland Veterans’ Hawkhead Centre in Paisley and see first hand the outstanding work they do supporting veterans with sight loss across the country. Learn more on our website via the link in our bio.
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A Forces Pension Society campaign is encouraging #veterans who may have unclaimed pension benefits to come forward. This could be anyone aged 60 or over who served after April 1975. If you or someone you know could be eligible, get info about making a claim at #ForcesPensionSociety #ForcesPensions #VeteransPensions
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