Sight loss charity RNIB Scotland is highlighting the emotional support it offers during lockdown - and wants people with visual difficulties in the Largs area to know that they are not alone.

Its Need to Talk telephone counselling service is available for anyone diagnosed with sight loss, as well as families, friends and carers.

The charity is concerned the lockdown situation might be affecting people who are blind and partially sighted, many of whom which are older, particularly hard.

Director James Adams said: "The uncertainty over access to basic shopping and medication, to information in accessible formats, the social isolation, the barriers to being guided because of social distancing - these can all add and compound to the mental and emotional stress people are experiencing.

"The RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 is available for anyone with sight loss and we continue to organise a range of social and leisure activities over the phone and social media.

"We want people with sight loss to know they are not alone and that help is available."

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