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Scottish Veterans Residences News

In this section, we keep you up to date with what is happening at SVR and any  news that might be relevant to you.  If you've got some news that you think might be of interest, let us know!

Defence Secretary Visits Bellrock Close 16 Apr 2014
The Rt Hon Phil Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence visited our Bellrock Close Development yesterday and was given a comprehensive tour of the ... more

Scaffolding Coming Down at Bellrock Close 01 Apr 2014
We are excited to see the supported accommodation block emerging from the scaffolding at Bellrock Close. This building will house 30 veterans as well as ... more

Scottish War Blinded Visit Rosendael 31 Jan 2014
We were delighted that Scottish War Blinded held the first of planned monthly meetings at Rosendael this week.  The visitors included gorgeous Guide Dog Daisy. more

Veterans Debate in Scottish Parliament 15 Jan 2014
The announcement of the proposed Veterans Commissioner was made in the Veterans debate in the Scottish Parliament yesterday.  Our management team was delighted to be ... more

Visit by Paul Martin MSP 13 Jan 2014
We were delighted to host Paul Martin MSP today at Bellrock Close in Glasgow.  The Glasgow Provan MSP toured the site and was able to ... more

Chief Executive Hands Over 18 Dec 2013
    Lietenant Colonel Ian Ballantyne has retired as Chief Executive of Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) after a tenure of 16 years.  Last week he handed the ... more

Scottish Veterans Minister Celebrates Topping Out at Bellrock Close 10 Dec 2013
The Scottish Government Transport and Veterans Minster was at our site at Bellrock Close today to mark a key stage in the building of our ... more

Visit of Buddhist Chaplain to British Armed Forces 17 Jul 2013
On Friday we were honoured to receive a visit at Whitefoord House from Dr Sunil Kariyakarawana, Buddhist Chaplain to British Armed Forces.  He is pictured ... more

Out Clay Pigeon Shooting at Craigiehall! 20 Jun 2013
Some of our residents went to do some fun clay pigeon shooting for the day at Craigiehall thanks to the Craigiehall PRU, RBLS Scotland and ... more

10 Years and 5.5 Miles of Sausages! 31 Jan 2013
Rosendael Chef Brian McQueen recieved his award for 10 years' of dedicated service yesterday.  We reckon that in his time Brian has served up 5.5 ... more

Asda Chesser Chooses SVR 02 Oct 2012
We are really excited to have been chosen as one of the community charities at the ASDA Edinburgh Chesser store in October and November.  We ... more

Whitefoord House Launches Dog Policy 21 Sep 2012
Homeless veterans with dogs will now be able to stay with their pet at Whitefoord House.  Subject to abiding to the new dog policy, veterans with ... more

New Key Workers Provide Targetted Support for Veterans at Whitefoord House 09 Aug 2012
Support for veterans at WHitefoord House in Edinburgh moved up a level this week with the arrival in post of two key workers.  They will ... more

Jubilee Celebrations 11 Jun 2012
Residents of Whitefoord house enjoy a barbeque to celebrate the queen's diamond jubilee more

30 days of IPA 24 May 2012
A massive thank you to 30 days of IPA for donating £2270 more

Gardening Leave Project Opens at Rosendael 02 May 2012
The Horticultural Therapy charity Gardening Leave, whichhelps ex-Servicemen and women with mental health issues, has officially openedits new site at  our Rosendael Residence.   Jim McColl ... more

30 Days of IPA Golf Day 30 Apr 2012
SVR had a fundraising day out golfing at Kings Acre Golf Club in Lasswade thanks to the 30 days of IPA. £650 was raised and ... more

High Speed Highland Hike 24 Apr 2012
Two veterans living at Whitefoord House Jason and John have set themselves a massive challenge:  to hike the 96 mile West Higland Way in only ... more

10 Years Service Award 12 Mar 2012
Yet another 10 Years Service Award has been given out! This time it goes to Michael Brinkley- a support warden at Rosendael!Thanks for your hard work ... more

30 Days of IPA 08 Mar 2012
Coming soon, a celebration of a beer brewed for the british army in some of Edinburgh's best pubs. So you have an excuse to support SVR ... more

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