Find our latest news here, as well as inspiring stories of how the people we work with are overcoming challenges. You'll also find blogs covering the issues important to us. 

For press enquiries, please call  07718 486323 or email Richard.baker@sightscotland.org.uk. 

Stories

Chief Executive of Scotland’s leading sight loss charities to move on after four successful years

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have announced that their Chief Executive is leaving to take up a new role in October after four years of challenge and success.

Sight for Sight summer: Celebrate your favourite Scottish sights with a fundraising challenge

With the pandemic making staycations a preferred option for many Scots this summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to take on a Sight for Sight fundraiser to support people with vision loss.

Q &A with a Rehabilitation Officer

Marie is passionate about helping people with sight loss. She is partially sighted herself and uses her expertise to help others regain their independence.

Home testing can help glaucoma patients, new study shows

Nearly 60,000 people in Scotland living with glaucoma could benefit from carrying out tests at home, a study funded by Sight Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has shown.

Family Wellbeing Service case study: Margaret and Colin

Colin contacted Sight Scotland’s Family Wellbeing Service for some advice on magnification to help his mum, Margaret, after reading about our helpline in his local newspaper

Edinburgh author Lesley Kelly’s pandemic thriller series launched in braille for blind and partially sighted readers

Edinburgh author Lesley Kelly’s pandemic crime thriller Health of Strangers series has been launched in braille for blind and partially sighted readers

Sight Scotland’s new sight loss service receives £150K National Lottery award

Sight Scotland has received a £150,000 National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund for its new community service that supports people affected by sight loss.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021: Campaigning for a national low vision service

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans' 2021 elections manifesto set out a number of policy initiatives.

Lego fan with sight loss takes on 100-brick Edinburgh Main Library challenge for Sight Scotland

A Lego fan is taking on a 'Sight for Sight' to raise money for Sight Scotland by creating a 100-brick version of the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library

Kinloss family raise money for Sight Scotland with Kiltwalk 2021 horse-ride

A Kinloss family have raised £450 for Sight Scotland by completing a ‘Virtual Kiltwalk’ challenge on horseback.

East Lothian and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships announce new service provider for people with sight loss

East Lothian and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) have announced Sight Scotland as their new service provider for people with sight loss.

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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 more than 225 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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