Scottish War Blinded members visit Digging In Project in Glasgow's Pollak Park

Posted: 07/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

Veterans who regularly visit Scottish War Blinded’s Hawkhead Centre in Paisley recently took a poignant trip to the Digging In Project in Glasgow.

The project is focused on recreating a section of World War One Allied and opposing German trenches in Glasgow’s Pollok Park, creating an educational, interactive site for learning all about the World War One trenches.

Ten members and four members of the Hawkhead staff headed over to experience the project.

Some of the veterans shown exploring the mock-World War One trench in Pollak Park

And it was a thought-provoking visit for the Scottish War Blinded members.

George Clyde, whose father fought in World War One, said it was an emotional day for him.

George said: “I feel quite emotional, thinking about what my Dad and the rest of those soldiers had to go through and how they came home with nothing.

“It must have been so hard for him.”

Hawkhead staff and members stand together for a photo at the Digging In Project in Pollak Park