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Sight Scotland Veterans Stories

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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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.