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Seeing the Funny Side: Taking on the Edinburgh Fringe with Sight Loss

Comedian Jake Donaldson is partially blind, or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life, but what’s it really like to be a visually impaired comedian?

Posted Wednesday, 5 June 2024 News type: Press release

Teen with sight loss grapples with judo success

A Hamilton teenager is proving that judo can be for everyone, including those with sight loss.

Posted Tuesday, 14 May 2024 News type: News story

RNIB Connect Radio wins prestigious gold ARIAS award

A Glasgow-based radio station has won a 2024 Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) for Community Station of the Year. RNIB Connect Radio was established by leading sight loss charity RNIB to provide news, information and entertainment to blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Posted Wednesday, 8 May 2024 News type: Article

Falkirk Girl With Sight Loss Is World Book Day Winner

Grace Kidd, 9, from Falkirk, is the winner of a creative writing competition hosted for the first time by leading sight loss charity, RNIB, to mark World Book Day.

Posted Monday, 29 April 2024 News type: Press release

Limitations are batted away at Glasgow Blind Cricket event

A unique event is being run in Glasgow this weekend for blind and sighted people to have a go at visually impaired cricket.

Posted Thursday, 25 April 2024 News type: Press release

McGill’s Driver Swap in Larbert is an Eye Opener

Posted Tuesday, 23 April 2024 News type: Press release

Zac’s work saving sight from Ayrshire to Addis Ababa earns nomination for RNIB See Differently Award

A West of Scotland clinician has been shortlisted for an RNIB See Differently Award in recognition of his work as an eye consultant across five hospitals in his local area as well as providing eye surgery in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Posted Wednesday, 3 April 2024 News type: Article

Animal antics for children with vision impairment

Nine families with children with vision impairment got up to some animal antics at a mini zoo in Perth, thanks to the charity RNIB.

Posted Monday, 18 March 2024 News type: Article

It Takes a Village: The Inclusive Warm Space Supporting People Through the Cost of Living

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Alford, Aberdeenshire has been opening their doors during the winter season to welcome the local community into a warm space amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Posted Monday, 11 March 2024 News type: News story

Blind Comedian Takes To The Stage at Glasgow Comedy Festival

A blind comedian takes to the stage this month at Glasgow’s International Comedy Festival for his first solo show.

Posted Thursday, 29 February 2024 News type: Article