Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Daily art challenge becomes a creative hobby for Glasgow veteran

In October 2023, Air Force veteran Scott Boyle challenged himself to draw a sketch every single day of the month.

Jason Turnbull Takes on Epic Challenge: Climbing 24 Munros in 2024 to Support Sight Scotland Veterans

Jason Turnbull has embarked on a remarkable journey to climb 24 Munros throughout 2024 to raise funds for Sight Scotland Veterans, a charity dedicated to supporting visually impaired veterans throughout Scotland.

Fair Rail Campaign Win As Free Rail Travel Announced For Companions Of Visually Impaired

Sight Scotland, and its sister charity Sight Scotland Veterans, are celebrating a Fair Rail Campaign victory after Transport Scotland announced free rail travel for companions of blind and partially sighted people.

Sight Scotland Veterans Take To The Hills For Life Changing Winter Skills Course

A group of inspirational Sight Scotland Veterans recently ventured up the Cairngorms to participate in a Winter Skills Course organised by Able2Adventure.

Cenotaph Parade 2024: Please get in touch if you are interested in coming to London for the Remembrance Parade

The Cenotaph Parade will take place on Sunday 10 November 2024, if any of our would like to take part please get in touch through our information line as soon as you can, spaces are limited.

Sight Scotland Veterans tee up outing with TopGolf

Sight Scotland Veterans recently organised a trip to TopGolf in Glasgow, giving blind and partially sighted veterans the opportunity to try out the high-tech golf experience.

Isolation and Loneliness Increases in Winter Months

Sight loss can be scary, it can be isolating, and it can leave people feeling very low and upset.

Road Safety - Prepare for bad weather in winter months

As we enter the darker, colder months, road safety for blind and partially sighted people becomes a lot more challenging.  It is much harder to locate places in the dark, and even the most familiar of routes can become confusing.

Why is Remembrance Day so important to our veterans?

Remembrance Day is a time to remember and reflect on all those people that gave their lives for our freedom today. It is a time to remember lost family and friends who gave up so much so we can live the lives we do today.

With sight loss you lose your independence and confidence

When Ally Reid started to lose his sight 23 years ago it seemed like his whole world had caved in. The former military mechanic went blind in his left eye and only had peripheral vision in his right.

Sight loss couldn’t stop Noreen from conquering the West Highland Way

In 2014, Noreen Smith lost most of her sight in her right eye. Three years later, despite injections for macular degeneration, her left eye also became severely limited.

5 most common emotional reactions to losing your eyesight

Losing your eyesight can feel like losing someone close to you. It may be hard to cope after being diagnosed with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration.

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