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

 

Through our research and campaigning, we seek to inform service providers and raise the profile of issues affecting the Service men and women, veterans and their families, and seek to improve government policy.

We work across a number of strategic areas of importance to our Armed Forces community including veterans’ health and wellbeing, employability, housing and welfare to name but a few.

Our policy work ensures that we base all our efforts on the latest evidence and views from our members, leading researchers, experts and the full spectrum of the Service and ex-Service community.

Moreover, through our programme of engagement with MPs, MSPs, and Councillors, we ensure the voices of veterans and their families are heard on the floor of Parliament, in government forums, and 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.

 

Below are a number of public policy publications published by Poppyscotland:

Poppyscotland Response to the Scottish Government on Social Isolation and Loneliness

Poppyscotland Response to the UK Veterans Strategy – Reserved Matters

Poppyscotland Response to the UK Veterans Strategy – Devolved Matters

Poppyscotland and The Royal British Legion Manifesto 2019

Below are a number of public policy publications published by the Unforgotten Forces Consortium:

2020 Unforgotten Forces Impact Report

Unforgotten Forces Consortium Response to the Scottish Government on Social Isolation and Loneliness

Unforgotten Forces Consortium Response to the UK Veterans Strategy

Unforgotten Forces Consortium Response to the Scottish Government on its National Transport Strategy  

 

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V.E. DAY RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS UNVEILED BY POPPYSCOTLAND

The 75th anniversary of VE Day will be marked in schools across Scotland thanks to the introduction of innovative new educational resources created by Poppyscotland, in partnership with the Scottish (...)

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FORCES PERSONNEL ARE KINGS OF THE CASTLE AT SPORTIVE LAUNCH

Serving members from all three Services – Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – got on their bikes and stormed an iconic castle in East Lothian (...)

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VE Day 75th Anniversary

Events to commemorate end of Second World War in Europe   A series of events to mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day have been announced by Veterans Minister (...)

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