Scotland News and Media

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Latest media releases

What was it like to be blind or partially sighted in Edwardian Edinburgh and Lothians?

29 July 2014 | Our new archive project is being launched today, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Blind man and guide dog bear Queen's baton in 'run up' to Commonwealth Games

21 July 2014 | Insight Radio presenter Allan Russell and guide dog Troy will run in his home town of Glasgow.

‘Don’t let bus services pass us by’, campaigners with sight loss say

18 July 2014 | RNIB’s campaign to make bus services more accessible is launched in Scotland today.

Ayrshire to pioneer new joint-sensory loss services

8 July 2014 | RNIB Scotland is a partner in wide-ranging moves to integrate sensory loss services across the region, launched today.

Scots with sight loss debate what Independence Referendum issues mean to them

25 June 2014 | An Insight Radio debate in Edinburgh is being recorded today on how the Referendum result could affect the lives of blind and partially sighted people living in Scotland.

‘Sensory Mela’ aims to get the eye-health message across

19 May 2014 | Edinburgh is to host Scotland’s first ever ‘Sensory Mela’ promoting sight and hearing loss services to ethnic minority communities.

Plans to revamp sensory loss services across Ayrshire go out to consultation

22 April 2014 | Residents of Ayrshire and Arran are to get an opportunity to put their own views on wide-ranging plans to re-shape support for people with sight and hearing loss.

Newly blind left to cope alone

15 April 2014 | Too many Scots are still not being offered the vital emotional and practical support they need when they start to go blind.