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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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. 

World War Two veteran and rock climber, 95, proves he can still scale walls despite sight loss

A 95-year-old World War Two veteran with a passion for rock climbing has been scaling walls once again with the support of a sight loss charity. 

WWII veteran appeals to find fellow POW survivors

A World War Two veteran who lived through the 1940 Battle for Saint-Valéry-en-Caux and five years as a prisoner of war is appealing to find other survivors of what he experienced. 

Aberdeen veteran with sight loss conquers Munros with support from Scottish War Blinded and NESS

An Aberdeen navy veteran whose sight loss had rendered him housebound has conquered two Munros for charity, celebrating his new-found confidence in walking with a long cane. 

WWII WRNS veteran shares memories of VE Day and VJ Day in London

Barbara Jenkins became a Leading Wren while based in the Admiralty in London from 1943 to 1946.