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.

Latest news from the branch:

Dec 2023: Branch helps reunite Fijian soldier’s family for a Scottish Christmas

LCpl Dainiteri and his family

Nov 2023: Remembrance wreaths laid in Inverness, Fort William and Stornoway by branch

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

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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.

Alistair Gray


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.

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.

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.