Visual Impairment

Purpose of the group

The Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment draws together the blind and partially sighted sector in Scotland to identify issues competent to the Scottish Parliament and seeks, in a reasonable fashion, to influence policy, legislation and decision makers to better reflect the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Forthcoming meetings

Meeting on 10 May 2012 at 5pm in Committee Room 4.

Meeting on 6 September 2012 at 12noon in Committee Room 4.

Next meeting: 23 February 2012

This meeting will be held at 2pm in Committee Room 4.

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Sam Brown

Cindy Godfrey-MacKay

David McKerral

James O’Rourke

Margaret O’Rourke

Mary Rasmussen

Susan Robinson

Alex Scott

Mhairi Thurston

Allan Thurston


Audio Description Association (Scotland)

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Community The Trade Union

Eyecare Scotland

Fife Society for the Blind

Guide Dogs


Leonard Cheshire Disability

National Federation of the Blind Scotland

National League of Blind and Disabled

North East Sensory Services


Perth and Kinross Society for the Blind

RNIB Scotland

Royal Blind

SAVIE (Scottish Association for Visual Impairment Education)

Scottish Council on Visual Impairment

Scottish Sensory Centre

Scottish Vision Strategy

Sight Action

SITE (Support Integration Training Employment)

Southern General Hospital


University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education

VI Scotland


Get involved

Next meeting:
23 February 2012


[email protected]

Tel: 0131 348 6548


Stuart McMillan MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5000