A guide for Service personnel and families moving to Scotland

The Scottish Government has produced a ‘Welcome to Scotland’ guide for Service personnel and their families moving to Scotland.

This booklet has been designed to help you with what you need to know about your move and includes information on:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Employment
  • Benefits and social care

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that members of the Armed Forces and their family members are fully supported when accessing its services. The RAF Families Federation has a few hard copies of this guide available so please email [email protected].

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The team has been working in close partnership with local authorities, the wider public sector and charities to help ensure you are able to access the best possible care and support.

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A dedicated website has also been launched allowing armed forces’ families access to help and advice on schooling options in Scotland.

Further information on the Scottish Government can be found online.

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