August Round-up

Recovery Through Comedy

Scottish Veterans Commissioner Susie Hamilton enjoys the Recovery Through Comedy show at the Poppy FactoryI was lucky enough to get a ticket for a special comedy show at this year’s Fringe, starring veterans from RBL's Recovery Through Comedy programme. The innovative five-day course teaches comedy techniques to improve self-confidence and wellbeing, and the participants I saw at the Poppy Factory last month had the audience in absolute stitches! You can read more about the show and the performers here.

 

 

 

Scottish Region Royal Artillery Association

Scottish Region Royal Artillery Association

I was greatly honoured to speak at the Scottish Region Royal Artillery Association Summer Meeting in Edinburgh. I very much enjoyed meeting members and it was interesting to hear the Association's innovative plans for the future.

 

 

 

 

Marking one year in post

Scottish Veterans Commissioner Susie Hamilton meets veterans at Lady Haig's Poppy FactoryIt’s hard to believe I’ve been in the SVC role for a whole year. I’ve had a really interesting year and am hugely grateful to all of the individuals and organisation who took time to chat with me. You can read more about my plans for the coming year in my news article about the milestone here, or catch up on some of my reflections and highlights in my blog post here.

 

 

 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military TattooIt was an enormous privilege to attend the Tattoo as part of the RAF Salute Takers Night. The outstanding performances showcased the very best of UK and international military musicians and it’s no surprise that people come from far and wide to enjoy this remarkable show. Congratulations to all involved with this incredible spectacle.

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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/
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/
14 hours ago
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.
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.
18 hours ago
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.
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.
1 day ago
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.
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.
1 day ago
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