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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

New Directors for Scotland's largest sight loss charity

Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation has announced the appointment of two new Directors as it celebrates its 225th Anniversary.Hawys Kilday (pictured top right), currently Assistant Director of Children’s Services for Barnard

Inverness veteran with visual impairment performs in The Armed Man at Eden Court Theatre

A Navy veteran living with a visual impairment took to the stage in the Inverness Choral Society’s performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at the Eden Court Theatre. 

Scottish War Blinded veterans London-bound for Centenary march

Proud Scottish veterans with sight loss will travel to London this weekend, supported by Scottish War Blinded, to take part in Remembrance Sunday’s Cenotaph March, marking 100 years since the end of World War One. 

World War Two veteran with sight loss recalls chance encounter with neighbour in midst of 1944 Normandy battle

A World War Two veteran with sight loss has recalled the poignant moment he came face-to-face with his next door neighbour during the 1944 Invasion of Normandy. 

Scottish War Blinded Veterans with sight loss show off self-portrait sculptures at Kelvingrove Museum

A group of veterans with sight loss were “ecstatic” as an exhibition of their self-portrait sculptures went on show to the public at a Glasgow museum this week.  

Blind veteran takes to the skies

World War Two veteran Gordon, who has macular degeneration, recounts his gliding experience that was organised by Sight Scotland Veterans and partner charity Walking on Air.

Learning to use digital technology with sight loss

RAF veteran Jim has macular degeneration. Read about how his Synapptic tablet has 'changed his life'.

Del's story

Royal Air Force veteran, Del, has significant sight loss following a stroke. The determined veteran is regaining his favourite hobbies with specialist equipment and support from Sight Scotland Veterans.

'Web of support': Brechin veteran's wife on Sight Scotland Veterans

Sheena Tasker shares how Sight Scotland Veterans has supported her family after her husband Mike became a member.

Norrie's story

This article was first published in 2018 when Sight Scotland Veterans was known as Scottish War Blinded.  

Macular degeneration: George's story

Veteran George talks about how macular degeneration affected him and the support he receives from Sight Scotland Veterans.

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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.