Thank you for visiting Scotland’s Sight Loss Council (SLC). Our new SLC offers an exciting and fresh opportunity to have the voices of blind and partially sighted people heard across Scotland. We are delighted to welcome you and excited for this new venture. 


Sight Loss Councils, delivered in Scotland by Sight Scotland, Sight Scotland Veterans and Visibility Scotland and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, are regional groups led by blind and partially sighted volunteers. Together, we use our lived experience to tackle the things that really matter to blind and partially sighted people, every day.


This is the first Sight Loss Council to be developed in Scotland currently looking to recruit across the central belt and later moving down to Dumfries and Galloway with our final goal to be city and town specific across Scotland. 


This means that blind and partially sighted people will have representation across the whole country. Together, we can raise awareness of the daily challenges we face and work together in partnership to influence change.

Callum Lancashire standing next to a a wall

Sight Loss Councils are so important, as we want people to talk, share their experiences, share the things they like, their struggles and hopefully collectively we can make a real change for the better. Everybody has the right to be treated the same whether that is going to work, the shops, appointments, football, rugby or concerts; people with a vision impairment shouldn’t be looked at as a problem, inclusivity should be a necessity.

- Callum Lancashire, Engagement Manager, Scotland

Join Sight Loss Council Scotland

Sight Loss Council Scotland is recruiting new members who live across the Central Belt currently.

If you want to make a real difference in your local area on the issues that affect blind and partially sighted people, joining our Sight Loss Council could be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

You will work with policy makers and local service providers to improve access for blind and partially sighted people in your local community. It is also a great opportunity to come together with other blind and partially sighted people in your area.

This is your chance to develop your skills and influence positive change.

Hear from our volunteers about why you should join us.

Join a Sight Loss Council

 Sight Loss Council Launch Events

Edinburgh

Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm 

Venue: Summerhall, Library Gallery 

Address: 1 Summerhall Place, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PL 

To join, you can call us on 0800 035 6409, email callum.lancashire@sightscotland.org.uk or simply arrive on the day.

Glasgow

Event Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024  

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm  

Venue: Visibility Scotland  

Address: 2 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow City Centre G4 9BW 

To join, you can call us on 0800 035 6409, email callum.lancashire@sightscotland.org.uk or simply arrive on the day.

Training and development

It’s really important to us that you get as much as possible out of volunteering. You’ll receive relevant training and the opportunity to learn and/or enhance your skills. Whether you’re interested in public speaking or honing your social media skills, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.

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