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Poppyscotland Opens New Veterans Welfare Centre

Poppyscotland says facility in Kilmarnock will act as a hub for services...

Poppyscotland has officially opened a new welfare centre in Kilmarnock. 

It is the second facility that the charity has opened to help provide veterans with a 'one-stop-shop' for any support they need after leaving the forces.

The centre was officially opened by the RAF Deputy Commander of Operations, Air Marshal Stuart Atha.

The Chief Executive of the charity, Mark Bibbey, said it is vital to have facilities where veterans are getting the help they need.

"I think it's very important that we're able to have a physical presence in those areas of the country where there are significant numbers of members of the armed forces community"

Staff at new Poppy Scotland welfare centre

The centre has been open since October 2017 and Poppyscotland wants it to be a hub for other service charities to hold support sessions and reach out to ex-servicemen and women who are in need of their help.

Outside of new Poppy Scotland welfare centre in Kilmarnock