SSAFA Inverness-Shire & Western Isles

We are the Inverness-Shire & Western Isles branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Inverness-Shire & Western Isles, across the UK and around the world.

The Inverness-shire and Western Isles branch of SSAFA is organising drop-in clinics for armed forces veterans over several dates in 2024, in Inverness. View a flyer with more information by clicking on this image:
The Kinloss Running Festival is happening on Aug 31st & Sep 1st 2024. Money raised goes to SSAFA Inverness-Shire and Western Isles Branch and the Royal British Legion Forres branch. Click on this image for details:
The Inverness-shire and Western Isles branch of SSAFA is organising Veterans Breakfast Club meetings for several dates in 2024. Click on this image for details:

  

See the latest news from the branch at the bottom of the page.

 

If you have any mail for any of our branches in Scotland, please send to;
SSAFA in Scotland
C/o Toryglen Community Base
179 Prospecthill Circus
GLASGOW
G42 OLA

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Contact branch

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 09:30-17:00

Telephone number: 0141 488 8552

If you need urgent help, you can contact Forcesline on

0800 260 6767

Or talk to our Forcesline advisors online with our new live chat service.

Live Chat

We are open 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Meet the team

The team at SSAFA Inverness-shire and Western Isles understand the challenges of living in the Highlands. We are determined to work with our partners in the community, to provide a second to none service and support to our veterans and the wider armed service community. Whether its emotional, practical or financial support, we are here to help.

David Hurley

Branch Chair

David comes from a background in IT security and consultancy. Through several years of case working across Grampian, he has come to appreciate the varied challenges experienced by our armed services community.

Mike MacDonald

Branch Secretary

Mike grew up near Inverness and worked as an IT Manager with UHI. Now retired, he is bagging the Munros and hopes to finish next year. He is still serving with the Army Cadet Force.

Ranald Cameron

Branch Treasurer

Born in Aberdeen, Ranald was involved with Aberdeen University OTC for 4 years as a member of the Pipe Band. On graduation he moved to London working in accounts, and carried on his involvement with Pipe Bands. He returned to Aberdeen after 17 years.

Anna Masson

Casework Coordinator

Anna is originally from Belize. She married a soldier and followed him over to the UK in 1992. She has been a volunteer for SSAFA over 18 years as both a Caseworker and Branch Secretary.

Alistair Gray

Caseworker

Alistair grew up in Morayshire but now lives in the heart of the Cairngorms. After taking a degree at the University of Aberdeen he joined the Queen's Own Highlanders and served for 20+ years.

Debbie Anderson

Caseworker

Debbie lives in Inverness and is originally from Zimbabwe. She served for many years in the NHS in England.

Eddie Boyle

Digital marketing Volunteer

Eddie is new to SSAFA and looks after the branch web and social media channels as well as providing general technical support to branch members. He grew up in a British Army family.

Volunteer with us

We love what we do. The sense of pride you get when you know you’ve helped someone get their independence and dignity back is extraordinary. Through volunteering for SSAFAInverness-Shire & Western Isles, you’ll have the chance to meet some truly inspiring people, with stories you’ll never forget. You’ll also gain new skills and experiences, but most importantly, you’ll make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives, often at great sacrifice, to protect and serve our nation.

Available roles