April 29, 2015

The University of Dundee has become the first Institute of Higher Education in Scotland to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The signing on 28 April, 2015, was the culmination of close cooperation between Highland RFCA and the Dean of the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management, Professor Ian Ball.

The Covenant is a voluntary pledge by organisations of all types and sizes who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community.

As well as setting out commitments by the signatory, it states the two fundamental principles: that no member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen; and that in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.

The event took place as the backdrop to a public lecture by Lord Charles Guthrie, former Chief of the Defence Staff and one of Britain’s most experienced soldiers, on ‘The Just War: The Morality and Ethics of Going to War’. The talk was well-received by a large audience and was followed by a lively question and answer session.