Minister visits new housing for veterans in Inverness
Veterans secretary Keith Brown has paid tribute to Scotland’s veterans during a visit to a housing development in Inverness.
The 24 house scheme on Balloan Road is nearing completion and has five homes set aside for the Scottish Veterans Garden City Association (SVGCA).
The SVGCA has been housing disabled veterans in Scotland since 1915. The Scottish Government has invested over £170,000 into this development in Inverness and £1.3m to SVGCA to complete 38 units in total across the country.
Following a tour of one of the houses earmarked for veterans, Mr Brown said: “Scotland’s veterans show such selflessness when this country needs them and we owe a particular debt of gratitude to them. They put themselves on the line to defend and protect the democratic freedoms we cherish.
“The Scottish Government values and support our Armed Forces community and it is our duty to those courageous men and women to offer them support and assistance when they need it.
“This excellent housing development will integrate veterans with other residents, and reinforces our view that veterans have a considerable part to play in Scottish society.”