The Linburn Centre
Our award winning Linburn Centre is based in Wilkieston, West Lothian and was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 1June 2011. It incorporates a wide range of facilities to equip members with the skills and opportunities they require to maintain and improve the quality of their life. It is a center of activity and socialisation for members within the local area, but is also ideal for occasional short course use for members from further afield.Members can attend daily or up to five days a week and Scottish War Blinded staff at the centre provide a person-centred service in a respectful environment. There are direct bus links from Edinburgh although alternative transport can be arranged free of charge for those who wish to visit the centre but are unable to reach it easily.
Please contact the centre for more details regarding our transport service. View a map and information on how to find the Linburn Centre.
Activities at the Linburn Centre
Arts and Crafts
- tactile art
- soap stone carving
Independent Living Skills
Information Technology Room
Physical activities are organised to allow for safe, supervised exercise at a level to suit the individual. Other physical activities include:
- Tai Chi
- armchair exercises
- bootcamp programmes
The centre actively encourages the use of facilities in the community and supports members who wish to do activities like fishing, horseback riding or play golf. Recent examples of activities being held outside of the centre include:
- motorbike rides
- theatre outings
- day trips to National Trust sites
- 4x4 driving
- acoustic shooting
- swimming lessons.
Our qualified officer for the visually impaired provides training to help people to adjust to their sight loss. One to one sessions and small groups encourage people to learn in a safe and friendly environment. Morning drop in sessions are available for information and guidance.