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Ann is presented with her BEM

On 12th April, 2017 Ann was presented with her British Empire Medal, for services to veterans, by the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian Sir Robert Clerk Bt OBE.  The presentation took place at Nazareth House, Bonnyrigg, where Ann’s mother resides.

New Cottages opened at Carnoustie

1st March, 2017

Our Dundee District Committee was proud to take on five newly completed houses for disabled veterans constructed in a joint venture with Angus Council.  The houses now all fully occupied were opened by the Scottish Veterans’ Minister Keith Brown MSP on 1st March, 2017.

New Cottages opened at Inverness

28th June, 2016

Our Inverness District Committee was proud to take on five newly completed houses for disabled veterans constructed in a joint venture with Highland Council.  All now fully occupied, these houses were opened officially by the Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness, Donald Cameron of Lochiel.

Her Majesty The Queen marks SVGCA Centenary

2nd July, 2015

Following one hundred years of Royal Patronage, SVGCA was very fortunate that our  Patron Her Majesty The Queen agreed to mark our centenary during Royal Week in Edinburgh.  The visit took place on 2nd July 2015 and was a great success.  During the visit Her Majesty was able to meet Her veterans and their families along with some of the original Salvesen tenants.  Her Majesty planted a tree and unveiled a stone and Centenary Plaque.

We have come a long way in recent years but still have some way to go to meet the demand which grows ever more urgent as casualty numbers increase. Help us help them.

Broughty Ferry developments

Thanks to a grant of £150,000 from Help for Heroes we can convert existing bungalows to a full wheelchair standard. This will be the final phase of a £1.4m renovation scheme of our 36 houses at Broughty Ferry. This project is outside our Houses for Heroes appeal. £1.36m has been donated mainly by Scottish War Blinded, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and Seafarers UK.

When the houses at Inverness and Broughty Ferry are completed we will have provided 34 extra, disabled-friendly homes.