New Sports Centre on Track

Posted: 17/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

Members and staff of Scottish War Blinded have become accustomed to watching the daily progress of the builders in resident as the new sports hall continues to take shape, on the Linburn estate in West Lothian. 

Progress recently reached a new milestone with the roof now firmly in place. The centre is part of the charity’s commitment to support visually impaired veterans in expanding their horizons by taking up sports which they might have once considered impossible after losing their sight.  

 The new facility will complement the current range of sporting activities on offer in and around the Linburn Centre. Plans to host an even bigger and better range of activities are well afoot. Veterans will soon enjoy increased opportunities for archery, accoustic shooting, indoor and outdoor bowls, football, judo and goalball, amongst other sports.

Alongside the new centre will be new accessible housing built specifically for visually impaired veterans, equipped with accessible features to make independent living easier for residents.

Linburn Centre manager Jim Thomson commented;

‘It’s exciting to see the buildings taking shape after all the detailed planning and preparation. The new multi-purpose centre will be a valuable resource not only for the veterans who currently access our centre, but also for those looking to take part in future events and activities.’

Scottish War Blinded welcomes approaches from other veterans’ organisations and charities who might be interested in taking part in sporting tournaments and events at the new centre.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Jim Thomson on or 0131 333 1369