RNIB Scotland social and leisure groups

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Community Connection events – Winter 2020/21

Group conference calls

It's good to talk. Please join us when you can for a chat. We will be holding group telephone calls throughout January and February and everyone is welcome. For information and joining details on any of the calls, please contact [email protected] or phone on 07821 810955. Calls are weekly unless stated otherwise.


  • Hi tech lo tech – 11am, fortnightly
  • Blind Vision Oban – 2pm, monthly
  • Glasgow Anderston social group – 3pm
  • Film group – 4pm
  • UK accessible book group – 6pm, monthly.


  • General chat – 11am
  • Football focus – 1pm
  • Corstorphine group – 2pm, fortnightly
  • 'Doggy Friends' dog discussion group – 3pm, fortnightly.


  • Campaigns group – 11am, fortnightly
  • Glasgow East End social group – 3pm
  • Connect singers – 3pm.


  • General chat – 11am
  • Ayrshire peer support group – 1pm, monthly
  • Prestwick book group – 2pm, monthly
  • Forth Valley social group – 3pm, fortnightly
  • Quiz – 4pm, fortnightly
  • Sight Loss Activity North East call – 4pm, fortnightly
  • VI gaming group – 4pm.


  • Troon book group – 2pm, monthly
  • Edinburgh Dominoes group call – 2pm
  • Hamilton social group – 4pm.


  • Glasgow book group – 2pm, monthly.


  • General call – 11am.

One-to-one telephone befriending service

Our trained volunteers offer a weekly one-to-one social chat for an initial term of six weeks, at which stage the offer is reviewed and if appropriate can continue for another six weeks. For more information please contact [email protected] or phone 07864 958240.

Special events

Virtual Burns supper

Monday 25 January at 4pm

Come and join us for 'Address to a Haggis', good chat and a bit of a quiz. To register your interest, contact [email protected] or phone 07821 810955.

Coatesy's Sunday love songs quiz

Sunday 14 February at 2pm

Don't want to be alone on Valentine's Day? Join in our love songs quiz with our very own DJ Jane Coates. Contact [email protected] or phone 07849 307507.

Step into 2021

Our step challenge for the New Year has begun and our six teams are meeting weekly. Our halfway huddle will be on Thursday 14 January at 4pm and our big reveal will be on Monday 1 February at 1pm. Please get in touch if you would like to join in future community challenges. Contact Margaret[email protected] or phone 07821 804643.

Volunteering opportunities and support

We couldn't do this without our wonderful volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering then please get in touch with [email protected] or phone 07864 958240 for more information. 

We hold regular individual and group support calls:

Telephone befriender group support call

Tuesday 12 January – 6.30pm 

Telephone befriender group support call

Thursday 14 January – 3pm 

All volunteer group support call

Wednesday 20 January – 11am

Community ambassador group support call

Wednesday 20th January – 1.30pm

New community members welcome group calls

New to RNIB Scotland or Community Connections and want to find out more? You can join a four-week programme to hear about all the support and services RNIB Scotland has to offer and meet new people. Group calls begin in February. They will last one hour and will be held once a week for a four-week period. If you would like to take part please contact [email protected] or phone 07849 307507.