This report highlights the Scottish Government’s continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.
This document accompanies the Scottish Government's fourth annual update to Parliament on its support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland since the last update in December 2019. 2020 has been nothing short of unforgettable for reasons that none of us could have envisaged. Not a single person in Scotland has been unaffected by a crisis which has undoubtedly been the single biggest challenge we have faced in our lifetimes. The past eight months have been unrecognisable in so many ways: balancing, and often conflating, home and work life in a way never experienced before; an unprecedented national lockdown; wearing face coverings to help reduce the spread of a virus; and mostly using virtual methods to connect with colleagues and at times family and friends.
Scottish Government, 2020. Veterans and the Armed Forces community - support: 2020 report.