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

Next meeting: 19 February 2019

this meeting will be held at 1pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Amanda Burt

Ian Clement 

Robbie Crow 

Tracy Christie

Hilary Davies

Anna Forbes

Cindy Godfrey-McKay

Mairi Graham

Sheena Guz

Jacq Kelly

David McKerral

Rod Murchison

Mary Rasmussen

Dennis Robertson

Susan Robinson

Ken Swa

Kirin Saeed

Mary Travers

Colette Walker


RNIB Scotland – Secretary and treasurer

RNIB Scotland provides the CPG secretariat. Member organisations are:


Angus Council

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ASDO)

Associated Optical

Association of Scottish Talking Newspapers (ASTN)

City of Edinburgh Council – Additional Support for Learning Services

Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society

Eyecare Scotland

Family Fund 


International Glaucoma Association Guide Dogs Scotland

Linking Education and Disability (LEAD) Scotland

Macular Society

Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support (MACS)


NHS Education for Scotland 

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Lothian Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

North East Sensory Services (NESS)

North Ayrshire Council

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Optelec UK

Optometry Scotland

Police Scotland

RNIB Connect Radio

Royal Blind

Royal Blind School

Scottish Association for Visual Impairment Education (SAVIE)

Scottish Council on Visual Impairment (SCOVI)

Get involved

Next meeting:
19 February 2019


Tel: 07713 302015


Stuart McMillan MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6810


Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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