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. 

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Stories

Walking 165 miles to Edinburgh's sights

Kirsty Smith says committing to a Sight for Sight Challenge is a great motivator to get out and exercise during lockdown. The keen walker raised more than £1400 in just 20 days.

Sight Scotland launches Lothians support line to tackle need for family support for sight loss

Press release: Sight Scotland has launched a telephone helpline providing support to people with sight loss and their families.

Time for politicians to focus on sight loss, says Sight Scotland

Press release: Sight Scotland launches its manifesto for the Holyrood elections in May with a call for the next parliament to focus on better support for thousands​ of Scots affected by sight loss. 

Lack of awareness increasing risk of sight loss

Press release: Scotland’s leading sight loss charity is calling for action to raise awareness of risk factors for sight loss, including poor diet and lack of exercise. 

Thank you for your support in 2020

The Royal Blind School's Christmas Grinch has a message to share...

Treading the boards as a person with visual impairment

Kirin Saeed, who is registered blind, has written a play about her relationship with her care worker.

Arty presents in production at care services

Paintings are being done by the people with sight loss we care for to gift their families for Christmas.

New Head of Learning for Sight Scotland

Press release: Sight Scotland has appointed a new Head of Learning to lead the Royal Blind School and the charity's growing education outreach service.

Volunteers make a magic difference

Today is International Volunteers Day 2020, and we'd like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered for us this year.

Getting behind our ambition to tackle sight loss

Our staff, and the people we care for, are joining our journey to support more people with visual impairment across Scotland.

Time to focus on sight loss as First Minister backs launch of Sight Scotland

Press release: The First Minister has officially launched the new names of our two charities – Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded – as Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

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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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About us

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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