Here for veterans and their families

Supporting and advising former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their family members.

Lothians Veterans Centre is a small independent charity which supports military veterans and their families.

We operate a drop-in centre in Dalkeith and have a small team of staff who are readily available to tackle any challenge that arrives through our door.

It is a safe and welcoming environment that can provide instant assistance, support and advice in relation to a wide range of services, including health and wellbeing; housing; employment; benefits; pensions; further education and training; access to health services; welfare; comradeship; and activities.

Veterans can also just drop in for a brew and a chat.

Sometimes there's biscuits!

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Hooray For Victory – Street Party

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Hooray For Victory - Street Party

With a brilliant pipe band, live music with Charlie Gorman singing some WW2 favourites, some natty vintage outfits, tons of food and lashings of bunting and no lashing rain, Lothians Veterans Centres Victory Street Party was a massive hit. Big thanks to all who came along to make it such a memorable day!

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“When you leave service life, you can often feel all at sea, unable to find your place in the world and unsure of your value to others …"