The Hawkhead Centre, Paisley - Opening in 2017

Our new centre in Paisley 

Member in kitchen The Hawkhead Centre in Paisley will open on 2 October 2017. The Centre will enable veterans from across the West of Scotland to benefit from a similar range of facilities and support to what's currently available at the Linburn Centre in West Lothian.

During their initial visits, our team will speak with visiting veterans and carefully assess their visual impairment and  discuss how our specialist support can best assist with their independence and mobility. 

One-to-one training and rehabilitation will be on offer to aid veterans in regaining or maintaining confidence after their sight loss. 

The facilities will include:

  • An art, crafts and woodwork studio
  • Rehabilition and mobility support 
  • IT suite
  • Specialist tuition 
  • Sports, including a fully equipped gym
  • An independent living skills kitchen, where cookery courses will be run for all abilities.

On the same site but in a different building, our sister charity Royal Blind is constructing a care home for visually impaired older people. Find out more about the care home.

Who can benefit from the new centre for veterans with sight loss?

The new centre will be open to anyone who is a member of Scottish War Blinded. 

Membership is free and we welcome new membership applications. Join us today.

Scottish War Blinded supports anyone who has served in the armed forces at any point in their life who is now living with sight loss. It is not necessary to have lost sight as a result of time in service to become a member. The majority of our members have lost their sight in later life due to old age and illnesses like glaucoma and macular degeneration. 

Open Day

We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 30 September from 10am - 3pm. Drop in to see our new centre and meet our staff. Find out more.


Hawkhead Centre