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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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

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.

RAF veteran who served in the Far East reveals VJ Day diary

This article was first published in August 2020 when Sight Scotland Veterans was known as Scottish War Blinded.  

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Top tips for mental wellbeing during lockdown

This article was first published in May 2020 when Sight Scotland Veterans was known as Scottish War Blinded.

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.

WWII Desert Rat shares experiences of battle in Africa and Europe

An Army veteran who was involved in the Western Desert Campaign in Africa and the Normandy Landings recalls his experience of serving in harsh and unforgiving terrain throughout the Second World War.

Rutherglen veteran and former WWII telegram boy recalls Glasgow VE Day memories

Press release: A former World War Two telegram boy has recalled memories of life in wartime Glasgow to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 

Specialist digital devices are lockdown 'godsend' for Scottish War Blinded veterans with sight loss

Press release: Veterans with sight loss are keeping connected during lockdown thanks to "godsend" digital devices featuring specialise vision impairment equipment.

Scottish War Blinded gains new local manager for its outreach service supporting veterans with sight loss in Northern Scotland

Press release: A new Practice Lead for Northern Scotland has joined the charity as it fights to keep up the spirits of veterans with sight loss isolated at home in the coronavirus outbreak.

Sight Scotland Veterans unveils virtual gallery of veterans' Kelvingrove exhibition

Explore our virtual art gallery, featuring work by veterans with sight loss who create in the Hawkhead Centre's art room.

Blind Fife veteran shortlisted for Role Model of the Year award

Press release: A blind veteran from Fife has been shortlisted for the ‘Role Model of the Year award in this year's Scottish Veterans Awards - nominated by charity Scottish War Blinded.

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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.