Welcome to our Winners at this years Scottish Veterans Awards 2024!

We would like to thank everyone who attended this years Scottish Veterans Awards hosted by Mark McKenzie and held at the amazing 5* Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on the 24th April 2024.  The Awards were sponsored by Gone Solar and in Support of The ABF Scotland. It was such a fantastic event with a great atmosphere in the room!

Well done to everyone who was shortlisted as finalists, we had a huge amount of applications and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations, you are all doing amazing things in your relevant fields and you should be so proud of your achievements!

Extremely thankful and very honoured to have in attendance and hear from the Brigadier Jody Davies MBE, James Thomson OBE, Scottish Veterans Commissioner Susie Hamilton, John Donovan MBE and the fantastic Edinburgh Garrison Sergeant Major Ruaridh Tuach during the evening. A special thanks also has to go to the Mini Pipe Band from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland and also the two 5 Scots soldiers who were there supporting in their ceremonial dress.

We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped put this amazing night together!

The highlights of the night saw NHS Golden Jubilee win Employer of the year! The fantastic Callum MacLeod won four awards – Golds in the Community and Volunteer category, Silver in Inspiration of the year and Callum also became our Scottish Veterans Awards Champion for 2024, ending with a standing ovation and emotional speech!

We want to Inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen. It’s you who will act as role models and in some cases mentors, remember Positivity breeds Positivity.

Our Winners are :

Veterans Awards Champion:  Calum MacLeod 

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc 

Gold     : Archie Dryburgh

Silver   : Rod Cavanagh

Bronze : Stacy Quinn

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Eyes Front Magazine 

Gold     : Scott Meenagh

Silver   : Calum MacLeod

Bronze : Louise Worrall


The Community Award – Sponsored by Forces Employment Charity 

Gold     : Calum MacLeod

Silver   : Laura Simpson

Bronze : Alan Deans


Charity Sector Employer of the Year  – Sponsored by Prestonfield house

Gold     : Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company

Silver   : Wings for Warriors

Bronze : Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Be-inn Unity

Gold     : The Veterans Garden Dumfries

Silver   : Scottish Veterans Residences

Bronze : Operation Cairngorms CIC



Leader of the year – Sponsored by Strongmind Resiliency Training 

Gold     : Chris Shaw

Silver   : Craig Murney

Bronze : Christopher Buet

Bronze : Michael Mcmillan


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Gold     : Jamie Kettyles

Silver   : Andrew Patterson

Bronze : Gregg Matthew

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Joint Force Alba

Gold     : NHS Golden Jubilee

Silver   : Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Silver   : Lothian Buses

Bronze : Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS)


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Lairds AV

Gold     : Hold Fast Elite Ltd

Silver   : Wilkins Chimney Sweep Lanarkshire

Bronze : Forces Manor


Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by  Serica Energy

Gold     : Calum MacLeod

Silver   : Robert Conquer

Bronze : John Paul Stothard

Bronze : Ian Inglis


Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Gone Solar 

Gold     : Martin Bell

Silver   : Steve Erskine

Bronze : Mick Flaherty


Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Gold     : Christian Jetuah

Silver   : John Kane

Bronze : Euan Smith



Veterans Group of the Year –  Sponsored by The Army Benevolent Fund 

Gold     : Military Museum Scotland SCIO

Silver   : Lothians Veterans Centre

Bronze : Gen Dit Network

Bronze : Royal marine riders association North

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Shortlisted Finalists, remember its you who inspire our future service leavers – Keep an eye out on Facebook and our social media sites for pictures and videos of the evening coming soon!