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Campaigners stage demonstration outside NHS Highland HQ to demand local sight charity is saved

Campaigners gathered yesterday in a bid to save the charity
Campaigners gathered yesterday in a bid to save the charity

Campaigners staged a demonstration outside the headquarters of NHS Highland yesterday in an attempt to save the charity Sight Action.

Service users gathered outside Assynt House in Inverness to demonstrate the importance of the charity’s services to its almost 3,000 adults and children within Highland, Island and Moray communities.

The campaigners, who themselves are either blind or visually impaired or have connections with users, were joined by local MSP Rhoda Grant.

Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant joined the campaigners outside Assynt House

She said: “I think that NHS Highland needs to seriously consider what the future framework of services for the blind and visually impaired will look like because currently there is no one else at the standard of Sight Action.”

The service is to cease on March 31 if no further funding is pledged.

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