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Make us Amazon Smile!

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2019

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is now a registered charity with Amazon Smile. This means that when you are shopping online you can also donate to our charity – free of charge! Log-in via the Amazon Smile portal and shop as normal, all the same items are there as on the regular Amazon site, except, if […]

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Ramble Tag wins Braveheart Plaudits

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018

The first of the new, weekly Braveheart Walks from Forth Valley Sensory Centre had some special guests, Tom Forthsyth and Laura Maclean, inventors of the Ramble Tag! For those unaware, the Ramble Tag is a device to make it easier for those with sight loss to enjoy walks with a sighted guide. The concept came […]

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Japanese Garden Visit

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018

Our history group visited the Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle this week and had an excellent time. The weather was cold but clear and the rejuvinated garden is a real delight. The gardens were laid out in 1908 by Miss Isabella ‘Ella’ Christie following her return from travels around the globe. She employed Taki Handa, […]

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Glasgow Speakers at Scottish Parliament

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Glasgow Speakers Club recently took a group of people with sight loss to the Scottish Parliament to give talks on how losing their eyesight has affected their lives. Centre User, Laura was one of those taking part in the RNIB supported course and gave her talk on 10th September. We originally advertised the course on […]

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Five go sailing!

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2018

Five of our Centre Users recently enjoyed a great day out at the World Blind Sailing Championships which has visited the UK for the first time ever. Meeting at Helensburgh, the Match Championships usually take place in America, Canada or Australia. Taking advantage of the visit to Scotland several Centre Users were able to go […]

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