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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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.

Houston veteran shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year award for work with Scottish War Blinded's veterans with sight loss

Press release: A Houston veteran has been shortlisted for the Volunteer of the Year award in this year's Scottish Veterans Awards - nominated by charity Scottish War Blinded.

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.

Creative veterans with sight loss to display artwork to public for first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Press release: A group of veterans who embraced art as a hobby after sight loss will display some of their creations at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in an exhibition beginning this month (February).

Veterans with sight loss enjoy horse riding experience, supported by Scottish War Blinded and Tannoch Stables

Press release: A group of veterans with sight loss have experienced the joy of horse riding with the support of charity Scottish War Blinded and Tannoch Stables in Cumbernauld. 

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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.