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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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. 

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.