Not a Fringe activity!

As the summer festivals continue across Scotland and the Fringe and Military Tattoo hit Edinburgh, I’ve been continuing with a part of my role that’s most definitely not a fringe or seasonal activity – listening to and understanding the experiences of veterans and of the organisations that aim to support them. 

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Room for optimism?

Last month I published my first independent assessment of progress made by the Scottish Government in supporting our veterans’ community.  This snapshot showed good progress in some areas – it certainly revealed to me that areas of the Scottish Government are serious about trying to improve the world of our veterans’ community.  Coupled to this, I also had meetings with a number of Scottish Government Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries with relevant responsibilities to get their insights into progress and discuss how we might continue to drive change in key areas.

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