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

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.

High quality care during Coronavirus pandemic

Sight Scotland is hugely grateful to all support from donors provided throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Protective visors helping keep Royal Blind residents and staff safe

Royal Blind has been working with a community hero to get additional personal protective equipment for staff.

Care home residents join fundraising effort

John and Irene have shown age is no barrier to getting involved with the Virtual Kiltwalk.

Royal Blind to support children with visual impairment in Midlothian Council area

Royal Blind has been awarded the contract to provide support for Midlothian Council’s visual impairment education service from August.

Statement on Gillespie Crescent head office relocation plans

Royal Blind has lodged a planning application to demolish its head office building at Gillespie Crescent in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.This is to allow for the sale of the land once the charity headquarters have relocated to its new premises at Robertson

Care home life during COVID

We asked three care home residents about their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is what they said.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Emotional impact of sight loss

We share some of the findings from our Emotional Support for Sight Loss report to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

Two of Scotland's most popular crime writers are supporting Royal Blind's move to give away 300 free braille books during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Royal Blind’s leaders are getting into their exercise gear for the 2.6 Challenge.The 2.6 Challenge encourages people to take on a fun activity and then to donate to or fundraise for their favourite UK charity.Royal Blind—Scotland largest

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