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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

National Braille Week: Experiences of learning braille

This National Braille Week, we're sharing stories about braille and other accessible formats.

National Braille Week: A Quick Guide to Accessible Formats

This National Braille Week we’re sharing more about the interesting world of accessible formats. Sight Scotland Veteran’s Lead Rehabilitation Officer Sandra Taylor, shares more practical ways to include accessible formats.

National Braille Week: An Introduction

This National Braille Week (11 – 17 October 2021) we’re sharing stories about braille and accessible formats. Find out more about the importance of braille in this introduction.

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.

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Dawn's story

Dawn has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and also experiences Charles Bonnet Syndrome - a condition which causes silent, visual hallucinations due to vision loss. Dawn shares her experiences of CBS.

Veterans linked to support as experiences of Charles Bonnet Syndrome increase during pandemic

A Sight Scotland Veterans and Esme’s Umbrella telephone support group has supported veterans with sight loss in Scotland who have a little-known condition that results from vision loss and causes visual hallucinations – Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Marjorie's story

Veteran Marjorie Ramage shares her experiences of little-known condition Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which causes visual, silent hallucinations to occur as a result of sight loss.

Michael, Volunteer Art Tutor

Michael is a volunteer art tutor at Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre in Paisley - an activity hub for veterans with sight loss.