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

Guide Dogs Week 2014

Guide Dogs Week is our annual fundraising, awareness building week which runs from 4 to 12 October.

This year we are once again asking people in Scotland to Stand Out for Guide Dogs. If you've got just five minutes, an hour, or longer, there is a way for you to get involved and support Guide Dogs.

Please help us find Tess, the missing guide dog

Guide dog Tess

Guidedog Tess missing from Nairn

Thousands have got behind our appeal to help find missing guide dog Tess. The black curly coated retriever went missing while out walking off-lead with her owner in Nairn, near Inverness. Please join our nationwide appeal to try and reunite Tess with her owner.

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

A van parked on a pavement

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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