Armed Forces: Scotland

Defence written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what accommodation is available for the military in (a) Stirling Castle and (b) Edinburgh Castle; and how many personnel can be accommodated at each such location.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No military accommodation is available at Stirling Castle. The accommodation availability for military personnel at Edinburgh Castle is shown in the following table:

Type of accommodation Number of bedspaces
Service family accommodation 0
Officers 8
Junior ranks 26
Transit 54
Total 88

The General Officer Commanding for Scotland, who is also the Governor of Edinburgh Castle, has a three bedroom apartment in the castle as part of his Governor of the Castle entitlement.

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