Guide Dogs Scotland

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

Volunteer Awards Nominations

Volunteer With Teddy 250PxOur volunteers do exceptional work supporting Guide Dogs Scotland, and we want to recognise their fantastic efforts with our Mobility Team Volunteer Awards.

We’re encouraging our volunteers and staff to nominate a Guide Dogs volunteer who deserves special recognition for their outstanding contribution.

Nominations open on Monday 12 January 2015 and close on 14 February 2015. Find out more about the awards.

Volunteer Puppy Walkers Wanted

Puppy running in a fieldDo you have what it takes to start a guide dog puppy on the journey to being a fully-fledged guide dog?

We're appealing for people across Scotland to volunteer as puppy walkers.

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

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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