Fairwell to Sandy Thomson

It is with the utmost sadness that we have to let you all know of the passing of Sandy Thomson, ex-RAF, on 8th February 2023. Sandy was a stalwart of LVC and he was almost part of the furniture here. Despite a long battle with Parkinsons and Dementia he didn’t let it stop him from […]

Veterans Awards 2023

Congratulations to our very own CEO, Ian Stewart, and our Commonwealth Veterans Champion, Mo Torau, on reaching the Scottish Veterans Awards final. We’re looking forward to attending the event on 19 April where they will hopefully each bring home an award! It’s important to recognise veterans’ achievements, and we are delighted that they have both […]

The Big Shoot

Get your coats, you’ve PULLED! It was a bitterly cold day on Saturday the 21st of January when we went clay pigeon shooting but that didn’t stop us from having a BLAST! Particular thanks go to our outstanding instructors, Big Gordon Lumsden (ex-RSM 1st Bn Royal Scots) and Bert Hunter, who were both fantastic and […]


Lothians Veterans Centre has launched as a warm hub. To combat the cost-of-living crisis veterans can come here to a welcoming, warm environment, get a brew and a biscuit all day, and between 12 and 2 hot home-made soup and a filled roll. There is also TV and Wifi. From this Wednesday, January 11, we […]

Centre Closure Over The Festive Period

The centre will be closed 21st December 2022 and reopen Wednesday 4th January 2023. If anyone requires assistance there are a list of available organisations for emergencies.

Woodland Wanderers

On Friday’s Bacon Roll Morning we were accompanied by some very special guests brought by Woodland Wanderers. Buttercup the Python, an Australian stick insect and an African Millipede. Our Veterans and family members had the opportunity to hold (or look) at these wonderful reptiles and insects and had a great experience, challenging some fears or […]

Bula! – Fiji Day 2022

What an outstanding turn out and a truly amazing day we all had on Saturday 8th October for our Fijian Veterans and families. Thanks to them and Maj Tony Ronaldson of 2 SCOTS the event went without a hitch. The traditional outfits, singing and dancing were simply awesome. Ian had the privilege of being guest […]

Rock 4 Remembrance

Join us on 12th November 2022 **TICKETS AVAILABLE** Raffle prizes currently include: Remembrance plaque from Florys Chateaubriand and Merlot for 2 at the Pier Brasserie (menu price £116) Limited edition Whisky society malt (worth £95) Lunch for 2 at RSC (worth £44) £30 voucher for Down the Hatch and 8 bottles of spirits

An Audience with Colin Maclachlan

On Tuesday 2nd November we were privileged to host ex SAS veteran Colin Maclachlan in the centre. This was another huge success for LVC. Many thanks to Colin for his amazing stories and insight into the work of the Special Forces. It was a thoroughly insightful evening had by all.

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!