When you leave the Services

People who leave the armed forces have a range of housing options in East Lothian. In addition to the housing choices generally available, specific housing can be provided for ex-servicemen and women.

A range of independant charitable housing organisations exist and more information about the housing or help they offer can be found through the organisation, Veterans Housing Scotland.

Within East Lothian there are special housing units in Dunbar (2) Haddington (2) and Longniddry (33). There are also 221 properties situated in Edinburgh.

In conjunction with the services, we have developed an Armed Forces Community Covenant, which explains our responsibilities towards ex-service men and women.

Further information

Help is available as well from the Lothians Veterans' Centre (formerly The Mark Wright Project) based at 11 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith EH22 1AG.

Call 0131 660 5537, visit the Lothian Veterans Centre website or find them on Facebook - Lothian Veterans Centre.

Two other organisations can help, Veterans Assist Scotland and Veterans First Point (Lothians).

Veterans with disabilities can find assistance on the website of Housing Options Scotland.