Campaigns, advocacy & policy

What we do

Our team works with politicians and officials at all levels of government to further the interests of our Armed Forces community together and bring the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant to life.

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The Armed Forces Covenant

We joined forces with the Royal British Legion to launch an independent report reflecting on the impact on the Armed Forces Covenant on the wellbeing of serving personnel, veterans, and their families.
Read our report
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Take the #PoppyPromise

With voters going to the polls in all 32 Scottish local authorities on 5th May 2022 to elect their local councillors, we have published a five point #PoppyPromise that we are urging ALL candidates in the upcoming election to sign.
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Commonwealth visa fees

After our campaigning with RBL, changes to immigration regulations mean that the £2,389 fee payable by Commonwealth service personnel upon application to continue living in the country they have served will now be waived, provided that they have served for at least 6 years.
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Poppyscotland's Manifesto 2021

We launched our first ever manifesto ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections, setting out six actions that can be taken to improve the support available for the Armed Forces community in Scotland.
Download & read our manifesto
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Making the benefits system fit for Service

Injured veterans are struggling to access the benefits they need. Together with the Royal British Legion, we're campaigning to get this fixed.
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Contact us

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ross Thomson, our Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager by email r.thomson@poppyscotland.org.uk or phone 07707 295530.

Public policy publications

Please see below our public policy publications published by both Poppyscotland and the Unforgotten Forces consortium.

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