Maree Todd MSP (pictured) has welcomed a new rail card that will allow Scottish veterans to claim a 34% discount on travel.
The veterans rail card being introduced for purchase from today, initially priced at £21 per year, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares.
To encourage uptake, the SNP Government is also funding a further discount scheme whereby anyone resident in Scotland registering between now and 31 March 2021 will be eligible for a £6 rail voucher making the initial cost just £15.
Commenting, Highlands & Islands MSP, Maree Todd said:
“Veterans are an asset to communities across the Highlands & Islands and deserve the best possible care and support.
“It is important that we recognise the contribution veterans have made in Scotland and this new railcard will help open up opportunities for those who have served in our armed forces – strengthening employment opportunities and travel links with family and friends.
“The further discount scheme is part of the SNP Government’s ambition to make Scotland the destination of choice for Service leavers and their families.”