Guide Dogs Scotland

Bringing you all the latest news from around Scotland as well as features from our staff, volunteers and guide dog owners.

Can you guide the way for someone with sight loss?

Myguide Manblazer Bridge Smile250Guide Dogs Scotland's My Guide service is all about getting blind and partially sighted people out and about in their community. My Guide matches a person who is blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer – and we are recruiting volunteers across Scotland.

“My Guide matches a person who is blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer,” explains My Guide Ambassador Rosalind Wallace.

Learn more about My Guide

We’re at Sight Village

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Sight Village, the UK’s leading exhibition for people who are blind and partially sighted comes to Edinburgh and Glasgow next week and this year, Guide Dogs is one of the headline sponsors.

We will also be there at both events, so please come along and talk to us at the Hilton Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, on 21 April, and Marriot Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow, on 22 April. Both events run from 10.00an until 3.00pm.

As well as finding out more about our services, you can also sign up to join Friends of Guide Dogs – our free to join community where you can share experiences and talk to other people living with sight loss. Anyone signing up before the end of May will also be entered into a prize draw to win £100 in John Lewis vouchers.

We look forward to seeing you all at Sight Village.

A step closer to ending pavement parking

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Guide Dogs is delighted that the UK Government has agreed to ensure the Scottish Parliament can legislate to tackle obstructive pavement parking. This is a great victory for our campaign and takes us a step closer to ensuring problem pavement parking is stopped.

This important news follows Friday's (5 September) debate of Mark Lazarowicz MP's Private Member's Bill. Mr Lazarowicz's bill aimed to cut through a deadlock in the Scottish Parliament which has seen a proposal for a Responsible Parking (Scotland) Bill from Sandra White MSP delayed because of legal uncertainty as to whether the Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate in this area. The UK Government has now committed to broker discussions and if necessary bring forward an Order under the Scotland Act to ensure that the Scottish Parliament can legislate to tackle obstructive parking. Read more on pavement parking.


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