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.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Sam Brown

Amanda Burt

Tracy Christie

Hilary Davies

Cindy Godfrey-McKay

Iain Mackinnon

Anne McLean

James Mowat

Rod Murchison

James O'Rourke

Margaret O'Rourke

Hussein Patwa

Mary Rasmussen

Susan Robinson

Terry Robinson

Ken Swa

Allen Thurston

Sandra Wilson


RNIB Scotland - secretary and treasurer



Angus Council

Association of Scottish Talking Newspapers (ASTN)

Audio Description Association (Scotland)

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

CEC Libraries

Community The Trade Union

Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Eyecare Scotland

Fife Society for the Blind

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living Equality Academy

Guide Dogs


Insight Radio

Lead Scotland

Leonard Cheshire Disability

The Macular Society

National Federation of the Blind Scotland

National League of Blind and Disabled

North Ayrshire Council

North East Sensory Services



Optometry Scotland

Police Scotland

Royal Blind

Scottish Association for Visual Impairment Education (SAVIE)

Scottish Council on Visual Impairment

Scottish Government

Scottish Sensory Centre

Scottish Vision Strategy

Scottish Division of Education Psychologists (SDEP)

Sight Action


Social Work Scotland

VI Scotland



VISION2020UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Group

VisionPK - Perth and Kinross Society For the Blind