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.
Through our policy development, research gathering and campaigning, we seek to inform policy makers and service providers about issues affecting Service men and women, veterans and their families and through that work, seek positive change.
We work across a number of strategic areas of importance to our Armed Forces community including veterans’ health and wellbeing, housing, transitions including life skills, employability, and social security.
We base all our efforts on the latest available evidence, views from our leading researchers, policy experts, our staff and from the full spectrum of the Service and ex-Service community. Through our programme of engagement with MPs, MSPs, and Councillors, we ensure the voices of veterans and their families are heard in Parliament, in government forums, and in council chambers across Scotland.
Our work also sees us regularly engage and work with the Scottish Veterans Commissioner and the Veterans’ Champions in local authorities, NHS, DWP and Police Scotland. Poppyscotland has also been central to leading collaboration and coordination across the ex-Service sector in Scotland though working with Veterans Scotland to establish a policy group and previously leading the Unforgotten Forces Policy Group.
More about our work
Commonwealth visa fees
After three years campaigning, our Stop the Service Charge campaign has convinced the UK Government to drop extortionate visa fees for Commonwealth personnel and Gurkhas who want to continue to live in the UK after Service. But there's more to be done for their families.