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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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.

New national initiative to link veterans with sight loss to support

Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre in Wilkieston hosted a visit from Scotland’s Veterans Minister Graeme Dey and local MSP Angela Constance as Ministers announced a new initiative to ensure blind and partially sighted veteran

Veterans with vision impairment from Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre and Hawkhead Centre compete for charity's outdoor bowls trophy

Veterans with vision impairment who attend Scottish War Blinded’s Paisley and West Lothian activity hubs met at Cumbernauld Bowling Club on Thursday, August 8, for a hotly contested outdoor bowls match. 

Painter veteran defies sight loss by getting creative with new art forms

A creative Elgin veteran with a huge artistic talent is overcoming the challenges of his sight loss by embracing new art forms and materials to create wonderful artworks. 

Veterans with sight loss unite for Scottish War Blinded's first Reunion event in Fife

Veterans living with sight loss in Fife came together recently for Scottish War Blinded’s first annual reunion event for the region. 

WWII veteran 'overwhelmed' as fellow veterans with sight loss across Scotland smash 500 Miles walking challenge

A 97-year-old World War Two veteran with sight loss says he’s “overwhelmed” by the response to Scottish War Blinded’s 500 Miles Challenge as veterans smashed their walking target. 

Veterans Minister meets veterans with sight loss at Scottish War Blinded's Arbroath Lunch Group

Scotland’s Veterans Minister and MSP for Angus South, Graeme Dey, attended Scottish War Blinded’s Arbroath lunch group at the Coast Bar and Restaurant on Wednesday (July 3), where he met with Angus veterans with sight loss. 

Veterans with sight loss learn the ropes at climbing event supported by Scottish War Blinded and Blind Veterans UK

A group of veterans are proving their sight loss is no barrier to sporting achievement after mastering climbing in a week-long event supported by charities Scottish War Blinded and Blind Veterans UK. 

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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.