Youth engagement

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Are you a blind or partially sighted young person living in Scotland, interested in campaigning and raising awareness of sight loss?

If you answered yes, then join Haggeye today to help create a society where sight loss is not a barrier to living life to the full.

Haggeye is RNIB Scotland's award-winning youth forum that gives young people with sight loss a voice.

How Haggeye empowers young people

Haggeye provides a friendly and supportive platform which allows young people to raise awareness of what it's like to be blind or partially sighted in Scotland today and what's important to them. The forum enables its members to:

  • Campaign for change

  • Influence the provision of services

  • Meet new people and make new friends

  • Take part in social activities

  • Discuss and share issues of concern to them.

Haggeye campaign work

'Stop for me, Speak to me' campaign

Bus services can be the only way for blind and partially sighted people to get around. But eight out of 10 respondents in an RNIB survey said they'd often missed the bus they wanted because they couldn't see to hail it down. Over half said they struggled to get vital information like route numbers and destinations from bus drivers.

Our 'Stop for me, Speak to me' bus campaign aims to secure major progress from bus operators on these crucial access issues. 

Awards and successes

Since its launch in 2008, Haggeye has won the following awards: Young Scot, Diana, Youthlink and a Philip Lawrence Award for "establishing an atmosphere of trust between generations and cultures". In 2010, it was one of only three organisations chosen to promote civic participation by the Scottish Parliament.

Haggeye and the Scottish Youth Parliament

Did you know that Scotland has its own youth parliament?

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically-elected voice of Scotland's young people. Two SYP places are reserved to RNIB Scotland Haggeye members.

Young people aged 14-25 can stand as a candidate in SYP elections. We're looking for blind and partially sighted young people to stand as Haggeye candidates in the upcoming election for the SYP. Don't miss out on your chance to express your interest in standing before 30 June 2021.

Head to our dedicated SYP page for more information.

Contact Haggeye

For more information on how you can get involved or to find out more about campaigning with Haggeye, contact [email protected].

Find out more information on Haggeye Tots and Haggeye Juniors here.