"I would compare the spirit of Scottish War Blinded's social gatherings to the ethos of military hospitals I attended in the past - there is a strength of camaraderie amongst members and the staff, who really understand the benefits of improving well-being by bringing military men and women together." Mick Kelbie, Gordon Highlanders veteran

Social

Members' GatheringPeople who have recently lost their sight often find themselves isolated and lonely, especially if they are elderly.

Our team are often told that one of the most valuable opportunities we provide is the opportunity for veterans to meet others with shared experiences of sight loss and service. Time and time again, people tell us they were very nervous about attending lunches and social events, but by the end of the afternoon they don’t want to leave! 

Reunion lunches are held across Scotland and are free for members to attend. Our annual Members' Gathering is an opportunity for members to meet eachother for a day conference and overnight stay, to feed into our strategy and development, share ideas and socialise with eachother.