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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

Blind snowboarding: veteran blinded in Iraq takes to the slopes

A blind veteran who had both his eyes removed after he was injured during operations in Iraq is training to hit the world stage in competitive snowboarding.

Veterans with sight loss try sailing activity with Scottish War Blinded's Hawkhead Centre

Veterans with vision impairments who attend the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley recently donned their life jackets and waterproofs for a brand new activity: sailing. 

Edinburgh veteran whose sight loss put halt to cycling passion back in the saddle after 20 years

A veteran whose passion for cycling was halted for 20 years by his sight loss is finally back in the saddle thanks to Cycling UK and Scottish War Blinded. 

Combatting loneliness on agenda as Commissioner meets veterans

Today (Wednesday 16 January) Scotland’s Veterans Commissioner, Charlie Wallace, visited the Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre in Paisley to meet with veterans who talked about their experiences of loneliness. 

Hawkhead Centre gives Dundonald veteran with sight loss newfound confidence

Tony's confidence has blossomed since he started attending Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre in Paisley with fellow veterans with sight loss.

Charities combine to combat sight and hearing loss

Three of Scotland’s leading charities have combined forces to raise awareness among Scotland’s veterans of the need to act swiftly if they are having problems with their hearing or vision.

Veterans with sight loss celebrate Christmas with soldiers from 3rd Battalion

Veterans with sight loss were delighted to welcome soldiers from the 3 RIFLES to Christmas celebrations at the Linburn Centre this month.

Scottish War Blinded's Dumfries and Galloway lunch group combats loneliness for veterans with sight loss

The party mood has been in full swing for Scottish War Blinded’s veterans with sight loss as members of the charity’s Dumfries and Galloway lunch group celebrated the festive season. 

RAF veteran with sight loss speaks out about living with loneliness at Christmas

An RAF veteran with sight loss who lost his wife last Christmas has bravely spoken out about living with loneliness, which he says is heighted by the festive and winter period. 

Scottish War Blinded’s Dundee and Arbroath lunch groups combat Christmas loneliness for veterans with sight loss

The party mood has been in full swing this month for Scottish War Blinded’s veterans with sight loss as members of the charity’s Arbroath and Dundee lunch groups celebrated the festive season.

Linburn Centre Choir combats loneliness, uniting veterans with sight loss in new friendships

Carol rehearsals are bringing a choir of veterans with visual impairments together this festive period – a time when loneliness and social isolation can hit hardest for people with sight loss. 

Vision Hub: Sight loss charities unite to host free vision impairment advice hub in Dumfries and Galloway

Residents with sight loss in Dumfries and Galloway will have the opportunity to receive expert advice at the launch of a new event for people with sight loss.