(c) Daily Record
The treatment of veterans is one of the great under-reported failures of our supposedly enlightened society in the UK. There are around 13 000 veterans living on the streets and increasing numbers of them are suffering from mental health problems.
However, the Scottish Government seems determined to do something more than the current neglect of the issue by the UK Government. See this from gov.scot:
‘A new Scottish Veterans Commissioner has been announced by Veterans Minister Designate Graeme Dey. It comes as the Minister Designate launched a new guide providing practical information about services available in Scotland to support service personnel and their families.’
There’s maybe not enough evidence of a developed strategy here and that needs to be done quickly but I suppose the intention to do something different here, is there in the appointment. One to monitor.