Respite & Breaks

Poppyscotland’s Breaks are available to all members of the Armed Forces community, whether they are serving personnel, veterans or their families, including Reservists. We recognise that a short break can play a significant role in reducing stress and boosting health.

Our respite services are also available to those who are in genuine need of a break. Please note that all applications are assessed on a basis of need and means.

For more information please call 0131 550 1557 or email GetHelp@poppyscotland.org.uk

Break Away


The Break Away service is available for veterans aged 65 and over, offering tailor-made breaks across the UK.

Break Centre Breaks


You could enjoy time away at The Royal British Legion’s Break Centres in England and Northern Ireland. These are equivalent to high-standard, hotel-style accommodation.