Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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

Bryce smiles as he wears a cycling helmet and stands with a bike

Press Release | 18/01/2019

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.



Charities combine to combat sight and hearing loss

Scottish War Blinded Member Isa Scott with the new sight and hearing loss guide.

Press Release | 08/01/2019

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. Scotland's Veterans Commissioner has welcomed the collaboration by Scottish War Blinded, Age Scotland and Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, who have jointly called for action to raise awareness among veterans of the risks of losing their sight or hearing.


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

A soldier from 3 RIFLES with one of the Scottish War Blinded veterans

Press Release | 19/12/2018

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

Five members sit at a table with Mick stood behind holding a cornet

Press Release | 18/12/2018

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

Norrie Garrett, sitting at home on the sofa

Press Release | 12/12/2018

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

Veterans wave and smile wearing their party hats for Arbroath Christmas lunch

Press Release | 11/12/2018

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

Members of the Linburn Choir stand together, some holding musical instruments

Press Release | 10/12/2018

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

Rehabilitation Officer Sandra demonstrates a CCTV reader to a member

Press Release | 28/11/2018

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.



New Directors for Scotland's largest sight loss charity

hawys kilday portrait

Press Release | 26/11/2018

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 Barnardos, has been appointed to the position of Director of Services by Royal Blind. Stephen Coulter (bottom right) will take up the role of Director of Corporate Resources, a position shared by Royal Blind and its sister charity, Scottish War Blinded.


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

Jo Long (left) and Mick Hilton (right) at the Eden Court Theatre

Press Release | 19/11/2018

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.