Scottish War Blinded Exhibit at BBC World War One at Home Event in Dundee

Posted: 05/08/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded exhibited at the BBC World War One roadshow event in Dundee on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August 2014.

The event, delivered by The Great War Dundee Partnership, Dundee University and BBC, aimed to generate a wider understanding World War One as well as the contribution made by Dundee in terms of the home and fighting fronts.

Scottish War Blinded exhibited a range of emotive World War One inspired artworks as well as woodwork symbolising the rehabilitation and training provided by the charity since its 1915 foundation.

The art and woodwork was complimented further with moving stories of member’s relatives who served during World War One and Bill Steele who became a Scottish War Blinded member after surviving a gas attack in 1917.

Gary Seath of Scottish War Blinded said:

“We were delighted to be part of this very special commemorative event and share the story of Scottish War Blinded’s foundation providing training and rehabilitation to blinded soldiers returning from World War One.

“The public were extremely enthusiastic about our exhibits keen to learn about how our services have evolved since 1915 and how present members overcome visual impairments, such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma, to produce art and woodwork to such a high standard.”   

Caroline Brown from the University of Dundee said:

“It was a great success, we’ve received really positive feedback from people who attended and from the BBC. Everyone put so much effort into their displays, stalls, performances and talks, we hope everyone enjoyed the experience.”