Sight Loss Charities Demand Urgent Action on Hazardous Edinburgh Junction

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have strongly criticized the City of Edinburgh Council for neglecting the safety of blind and partially sighted individuals at a perilous junction.

Road Safety - Prepare for bad weather in winter months

As we enter the darker, colder months, road safety for blind and partially sighted people becomes a lot more challenging.  It is much harder to locate places in the dark, and even the most familiar of routes can become confusing.

Charity launches new guide to improve bars and restaurants in enhancing accessibility for the visually impaired.

Sight Scotland is urging more restaurants and venues to ‘open their doors’ to the vision impaired.

Sight Scotland celebrates 230 years

We recently celebrated our 230th year anniversary with an event in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. Over 120 people attended the event, which was a mix of celebrating the past but also looking forward to the future.

National Braille Week 2023 - Braille remains a vital resource

Sight Scotland’s National Braille Week is important as it helps to raise the profile of braille in wider society and allows people to see that it has not been replaced by advancements in technology but, rather, is a vibrant resource which allows seve

Award-winning fundraising manager says building an engaging fundraising culture is the key

Stephanie Shanks, Fundraiser of the Year for 2023, says building a positive fundraising culture is the key to unlocking success.

Ex Royal Blind School pupil feared falling in front of train

With no tactile paving, Samantha couldn't tell how close the platform edge was.

Giving great customer service to customers with vision impairment

We are encouraging all restaurants, cafés and venues to be more welcoming and accessible to people with visual impairment.

Andy's Story

Andy Lundie, a driver at our Hawkhead centre, shares his experience as a carer for his adult son. He’s one of many carers who work here at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

Joe runs in the door at Kidscene every holiday

Joe Taylor, who is 7, has been attending Sight Scotland’s Kidscene Holiday Club since 2021… and he loves it!

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Our new names

We are proud to announce the new names of our two sister charities and share why we changed our names. We’ve continually adapted to ensure we're there for people with sight loss, and will be there in the future too.

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For 230 years, we have been supporting people with sight loss and blindness. We are one of Scotland's oldest charities and we're dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

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