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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. 

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 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. 

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.

Agnes' story

Veteran Agnes Houston MBE has neurological sight loss as a result of dementia. She regularly attends Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre and has received long cane training with the charity's rehabilitation team.

Monty's story

William Montgomerie, aged 61 of North Ayrshire, served 35 years in the forces, beginning his career aged just 15 at the Scottish Infantry Depot in the Bridge of Don before moving onto the 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 

Sam's story

Sam is a National Service veteran with the eye condition macular degeneration. Since joining Sight Scotland Veterans, he has received support from the charity's rehabilitation team and his local outreach worker.

Bryce's story

Bryce Campbell, 86, of Edinburgh, is a National Service veteran with glaucoma who receives support from Sight Scotland Veterans.

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.