Barnton Bunker Trip

Our veterans and families had a cracking day out last Friday 8th September when we visited Barnton Bunker. Big thanks go out to Ben and Jordan who showed us round the bunker that they have been painstakingly restoring to its former 1950’s glory. One of our Royal Signals veterans, Anne Alexander, spent the day reminiscing […]

Armed Forces Families Day 2023

Had a great Family Sports Day, the weather was kind to us and we had over 120 people attend. There are multiple thanks the LVC team would like to say: Our volunteers and helpers who were invaluable in making the day the success it was. To our families for attending. Massive thanks to the Armed […]

Loch Goil Cruisers

Some of the team and veterans took a trip west to Loch Goil Cruisers. They had the use of 3 cruisers for the full day, surrounded by fabulous scenery and scorching sunshine. A few veterans spent the day reeling in some fish, whilst others (Pauline) basked in the sun topping up her tan.

Quiz Royale

WOW What an incredible night we had on Friday 5th May at our quiz. Thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and donated. In total, we managed to raise an incredible £935 for the centre. Thank you to Dalkeith British Legion X for hosting us and providing a tasty buffet. Thank you also to the […]

Rothiemurchus Family Trip

In April LVC had the privilege of being able to take a select few families away for 3 days to Rothiemurchus, Aviemore. We stayed at Rothiemurchus for the duration where George was more than welcoming and accommodating. Over the 3 days we visited Jenni at Cairngorm Alpacas, Landmark Adventure Park and Strathspey Steam Railway. The […]

Scottish Veterans Awards 2023

WINNER WINNER VETERANS’ DINNER! We are celebrating at LVC after Ian and Mo won their respective categories at the Scottish Veterans Awards last night. Please join us in congratulating Ian on his Lifetime Achievement award and Mo on his Role Model of the Year award. They are well deserved! What a fantastic night!

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 […]