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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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: 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.

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.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021: Campaigning for a national low vision service

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans' 2021 elections manifesto set out a number of policy initiatives.

Kinloss family raise money for Sight Scotland with Kiltwalk 2021 horse-ride

A Kinloss family have raised £450 for Sight Scotland by completing a ‘Virtual Kiltwalk’ challenge on horseback.

Rebuilding independence with Sight Scotland Veterans

Three veterans with sight loss share how Sight Scotland Veterans' rehabilitation support has helped them regain their independence.

Still Game's James Martin praises Sight Scotland Veterans' support as he shares sight loss experiences

Still Game star and Royal Navy veteran James Martin shares his experiences of age-related sight loss and encourages fellow veterans with sight loss to reach out for support.

Glasgow veteran with sight loss praises Sight Scotland Veterans' support through pandemic

A Glasgow veteran with sight loss has praised the specialist support he receives from Sight Scotland Veterans - regaining his independence in lockdown.

Sight Scotland Veterans' support helps Aberdeenshire veteran regain independence in lockdown

Press release: An Aberdeenshire veteran with sight loss says Sight Scotland Veterans' support has given him "a new lease of life and independence' in lockdown - helping him read and shop independently again.

Aultbea WWII veteran with sight loss regains love of reading with specialist magnifier

Press release: Aultbea WWII veteran with sight loss regains love of reading with Sight Scotland Veterans' support and specialist equipment