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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Charity helps Port Seton WWII veteran with sight loss, 100, reclaim independence with audio scanner

A 100-year-old World War Two veteran with sight loss is enjoying being more independent with reading again with a Smart Reader audio scanner.

Dalkeith veteran regains independence after sight loss threatened to stop much-loved hobbies

A Dalkeith veteran with sight loss is delighted to be keeping active independently again thanks to the support of Sight Scotland Veterans

Long cane training: Galashiels veteran with sight loss regains independence out and about

Visually impaired veteran David is enjoying walks around his home town independently again after expert long cane training with Sight Scotland Veterans

New Chief Executive for Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive who will take up the post in January 2022.

Veterans with sight loss unite with charity’s Remembrance poppy wreath relay

Sight Scotland Veterans' poppy wreath relay uniting veterans with sight loss across Scotland has begun in the run up to Remembrance Day.

Veteran's volunteering at the Hawkhead Centre recognised in Scottish Veterans Awards

David Carruthers' volunteering with veterans with sight loss at the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley has been recognised in the Scottish Veterans Awards.

St Andrews veteran wins ‘Role Model of the Year’ accolade in Scottish Veterans Awards

Garry Cowan has won Role Model of the Year in the Scottish Veterans Awards - nominated by Sight Scotland Veterans for his inspirational mentoring work with veterans with sight loss.

Supporting David at home

Throughout lockdown, David has received regular support from both his Outreach Worker, Gail, and his Rehabilitation Worker, Audrey. Read more about how we can support.

'Elated' veterans return to Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre in Paisley

Two veterans with sight loss have expressed their delight at being able to finally return to the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley.

Tranent veteran with sight loss enters virtual reality at Sight Scotland Veterans' Linburn Centre

Tranent army veteran with sight loss, Derek Meechan, has been trying out virtual reality on his return to the Linburn Centre.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans welcome new Scottish Government eye health website

A new Scottish Government website for people wanting to find our more about eye conditions and the support available for those living with visual impairment has been welcomed by Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

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.