Park walks planned for blind and partially sighted Glaswegians

The walks take place around two local parks.The walks take place around two local parks.
The walks take place around two local parks. | Contributed
Monthly walks around two Glasgow beauty spots have been organised for blind and partially sighted people.

RNIB Scotland volunteer Anne Fraser has organised a monthly walk around Rouken Glen Park on Monday mornings and Queens Park on Friday mornings, as well as supporting the charity’s wider programme of summer walks throughout Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Members of RNIB Scotland have had to confine their activities to telephone or online calls over the past year. But now lockdown restrictions have eased, Anne (60), who has been registered blind herself since her teens, recognises the value of getting out, meeting others with similar experiences and encouraging regular exercise.

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“The past 16 months have been particularly difficult for vision impaired people, with restrictions making us feel even more isolated than ever,” she said.

“It’s so important for us now to rebuild our confidence and start making those vital friendships and connections that we all need. So we hope people with sight loss will come and join us on RNIB Scotland’s programme of walks. Social distancing rules are still being followed.”

Anyone interested in taking part in a walk or finding out more should contact Susan Burn at [email protected] or phone 07864 958 240.

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