Foreword by Brigadier RRE Lindsay
Foreword by Brigadier RRE Lindsay, Commander Headquarters 51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland
I would like to extend a personal warm welcome to you and your family to Scotland. I sincerely hope you make the most of your stay and enjoy your posting in whatever part of the Country you are based. Headquarters 51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland is the Regional Point of Command for Scotland; part of the Brigade's business is to manage the provision of resources and support to Regular Army personnel and their families, as well as support to the families of Army Reserve personnel deployed on operations.
We work closely with the Scottish Government, Scotland Office, Local Authorities and many agencies, including the Army Welfare Service (AWS), to provide assistance and advice on all welfare and family related matters.
This useful guide includes local information, practical advice about your home as well as, medical, welfare, schools, recreational and emergency services available in the local area. Please use this guide as a signpost towards appropriate agencies and various points of contact. My staff and all the agencies involved in welfare support are intent on delivering the best possible support to you and your family. Meetings are held on a regular basis with my staff, Unit Welfare staff, Army Welfare staff and supporting agencies (including Defence Housing staff) to review the support provided to those serving in Scotland. We will continue to do our utmost to support you and would welcome your suggestions and opinions. We are here for you.
Wherever you happen to be in Scotland, I hope you enjoy the superb opportunities that a posting here has to offer.
51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland wishes to express its appreciation to all the advertisers who have generously contributed towards the cost of this publication and to all agencies both military and civilian for providing up to date useful information.