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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Black Watch veteran shares experiences of the Korean War

Jimmy Rodger served as a Piper in the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment from 1951-54, the majority of which was spent in South Korea during the Korean War and Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising.

New Chair for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

New Chair for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday with Air Force themed celebration at RAF Lossiemouth and Morayvia

Press release: A World War Two veteran has been treated to an air force themed outing, organised by Scottish War Blinded, RAF Lossiemouth and Morayvia, in celebration of him turning 100 years old.

Dumfries veteran urges fellow residents to open up about life-changing impact of sight loss

A veteran with an age-related eye condition is urging fellow Dumfries and Galloway residents to talk more openly about the life-changing impact of sight loss. 

Veterans with sight loss gather at Hawkhead Centre for Remembrance Service

Veterans with sight loss gathered with local community representatives at Scottish War Blinded’s Hawkhead Centre in Paisley on Tuesday, November 12 to honour the fallen. 

Veterans with sight loss proudly represent Scottish War Blinded in Cenotaph March Past

Scottish War Blinded veterans overcame the challenges of sight loss on Remembrance Sunday as they proudly marched in the Cenotaph March Past in London. 

Scottish War Blinded veteran meets son of ex-POW comrade

A World War Two veteran, whose appeal to find his fellow former prisoners of war captured the nation’s hearts in August, has been united with the son of one of the soldiers he was seeking. 

Kilmarnock WWII veteran shares story of his part in brave bomb disposal to mark Remembrance Day

A Kilmarnock World War Two veteran has shared his incredible story of bravery to mark Remembrance Day. 

Coatbridge veteran Agnes Houston MBE to carry wreath for Scottish War Blinded in Cenotaph March Past

A Coatbridge veteran with sight loss will proudly act as wreath bearer for charity Scottish War Blinded in the Cenotaph March Past in London on Remembrance Sunday. 

Veteran with sight loss regaining confidence with vision impairment-friendly smartphone from charity

A Royal Navy veteran with sight loss is regaining his confidence after receiving a vision impairment-friendly smartphone from charity Scottish War Blinded. 

Veterans with sight loss enjoy grand day out at Grampian Transport Museum

Veterans with sight loss from Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen enjoyed a huge variety of vehicle exhibitions on a recent trip to Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, with Scottish War Blinded support. 

Veteran with vision impairment re-lives career memories on David Murray Transport visit, supported by Scottish War Blinded

An Arbroath veteran and former lorry driver with sight loss has re-lived fond memories of his career with HGVs on a specially arranged visit to one of Angus' largest haulage companies.