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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Sight Scotland launches Lothians support line to tackle need for family support for sight loss

Press release: Sight Scotland has launched a telephone helpline providing support to people with sight loss and their families.

Time for politicians to focus on sight loss, says Sight Scotland

Press release: Sight Scotland launches its manifesto for the Holyrood elections in May with a call for the next parliament to focus on better support for thousands​ of Scots affected by sight loss. 

Lack of awareness increasing risk of sight loss

Press release: Scotland’s leading sight loss charity is calling for action to raise awareness of risk factors for sight loss, including poor diet and lack of exercise. 

Sight Scotland Veterans strike up friendships remotely through Age Scotland’s Comradeship Circles group call service

Press release: Aberdeenshire veterans with sight loss supported by Sight Scotland Veterans are keeping up vital social connections during pandemic restrictions via Age Scotland’s group phone call service. 

Sight Scotland Veterans to mark Remembrance Day with online service due to Covid-19 restrictions

Press release: Sight Scotland Veterans will mark this year’s Remembrance Day with a streamed online service on Wednesday November 11.

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

Press release: 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: 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.

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.

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.