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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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.

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.

Veterans with sight loss enjoy boat trip with Wetwheels Foundation

A 102 year-old former Royal Navy WW2 gunner and an Army veteran were among people with a disability who sailed aboard a specially built, fully accessible Wetwheels powerboat when the Wetwheels charity made its first visit to Scotland.