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Aberdeen veteran with sight loss conquers Munros with support from Scottish War Blinded and NESS

Veteran John (centre) on his Munros walk surrounded by his friends

Press Release | 14/08/2019

An Aberdeen navy veteran whose sight loss had rendered him housebound has conquered two Munros for charity, celebrating his new-found confidence in walking with a long cane.



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 from Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre and Hawkhead Centre compete for charity's outdoor bowls trophy

Press Release | 08/08/2019

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.



New national initiative to link veterans with sight loss to support

The Minister chatting with two SWB members

Press Release | 08/08/2019

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 veterans are linked with support as soon as possible.


Painter veteran defies sight loss by getting creative with new art forms

Douglas with four of his vision impairment-friendly collages

Press Release | 15/07/2019

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

Fife veterans and guests enjoy dinner in the Balbirnie Hotel dining room

Press Release | 11/07/2019

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

Scottish War Blinded Aberdeen walking group members stand together

Press Release | 08/07/2019

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

Graeme Dey MSP (front right) with Scottish War Blinded Arbroath lunch group

Press Release | 03/07/2019

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.



Sight loss charity raises concerns over treatment waiting times

Person undergoing an eye test.

Press Release | 27/06/2019

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity is urging the Scottish Government to take action to ensure all patients in Scotland seeking treatment for eye conditions are seen within national waiting time guidelines.



Veterans with sight loss learn the ropes at climbing event supported by Scottish War Blinded and Blind Veterans UK

Veterans stand as a group in front of a climbing wall

Press Release | 24/06/2019

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.



Inverness veteran who lost sight after stroke is regaining life-long hobbies with vision impairment charity's support

Del with his CCTV reader and specialist magnifiers

Press Release | 18/06/2019

An Inverness veteran who has significant sight loss after suffering a stroke is regaining his life-long fishing hobby with the support of a vision impairment charity.