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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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. 

D-Day+1 veteran recalls memories of Normandy landings

A D-Day Plus One veteran has recalled his memories of the Normandy landings.

Partially sighted veteran journeys to Israel for Veteran Games with charity's 'life-changing' support

An Irvine veteran with sight loss is feeling elated after taking part in a Veteran Games event in Tel Aviv with the “life-changing” support of Scottish War Blinded. 

Veterans with sight loss unite for Scottish War Blinded 2019 Dundee Reunion

Veterans living with sight loss from Dundee and surrounding areas came together recently for Scottish War Blinded’s annual reunion for the region. 

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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.