Welcome to our all-member quarterly newsletter, The Bugle. 

The newsletter aims to keep our community of veterans up-to-date with the latest information from across the charity. We share members' stories and experiences, top tips from our expert rehabilitation team and more. 

The Bugle is sent to all members who have opted in to receive newsletters from ourselves and is available in large print, email and audio formats. 

The Bugle - Spring 2021 edition

Welcome to the spring edition of The Bugle, the quarterly magazine from Sight Scotland Veterans.

In this edition, a veteran tells a few tales from his years with the Royal Canadian Air Force, such as a suspicious B-50 bomber and the use of stars to navigate the Arctic. We also have stories about a member’s search for his relative’s war grave in France, an SAS training mishap and a rock star hairstyle.

We also have a few updates about our services, such as a new telephone group for veterans who experience Charles Bonnet Syndrome.


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The Bugle - Winter 2020 edition

Welcome to the winter 2020/21 edition of The Bugle, the quarterly member newsletter for Sight Scotland Veterans, the new name for Scottish War Blinded.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, our services are still operating differently at the moment. However, despite this, we’re pleased to still be able to share with you a range of member stories, top tips from our expert rehabilitation team, activities to do at home and more.

In this edition, we focus on wellbeing in winter. As the days grow shorter and darker nights set in, we provide some winter mobility tips, news on our sighted guide walks in areas where this is allowed, as well as activities for you to do at home.

To read the newsletter in PDF format, please click here. If you would like a copy of The Bugle in Word format, please contact eilidh.mccartney@sightscotlandveterans.org.uk. 

To listen to an audio recording of The Bugle, please click the video below. 

The Bugle - Autumn 2020 edition

Welcome to the autumn edition of The Bugle, Scottish War Blinded’s quarterly member newsletter. In this edition of The Bugle, we’re pleased to share further details about the charity’s plan for the future. We also introduce you to the new Interim Director of Scottish War Blinded, Clair Bryan, who would like to share a message with members.

As lockdown measures continue to ease, we have been able to make some changes to the way we’re currently supporting members. Including home visits where staff wear full PPE and carry out social distancing. We also share stories from members who have been creative during lockdown, as well as useful information about magnifiers from our expert rehabilitation team.

The Bugle - Summer 2020 edition

Welcome to the summer edition of The Bugle, Scottish War Blinded’s quarterly member newsletter. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and our services remain closed, we have adapted the way in which we support members.

Although our support has changed to reflect the current situation, we’d like to remind everyone that we are still here to help in any way we can. We’re pleased to highlight some of the creative ways in which the Scottish War Blinded team has supported members across the country.

We start this newsletter with an important charity update. We also include exercises and recipes for you to try at home as well as a range of articles from our expert rehabilitation team to help you to remain independent at home and feel confident when going outside.