Scottish War Blinded Blog

Read about the wide range of experiences enjoyed by Scottish War Blinded members as well as events, news and community projects.

Linburn Centre veterans and staff bid a fond farewell to Scottish War Blinded Chief Executive

Richard Hellewell, Retires as Chief Executive Scottish War Blinded

Linburn Centre veterans and staff bid a fond farewell to Scottish War Blinded Chief Executive, Richard Hellewell, who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. 

Posted: 26/06/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Outstanding results for veterans attending Linburn's Strength and Fitness class

Scottish War Blinded Veteran in Strength and Fitness Class

The morning strength and fitness class offered daily at the Linburn Centre is proving a success. 

Posted: 21/06/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Visually impaired Veterans exhibit Sensory Garden at Gardening Scotland 2017

Scottish War Blinded, Veterans Sensory Garden, Gardening Scotland 2017

Scottish War Blinded returned to Gardening Scotland over the weekend 2-4 June, following last year’s win of a Silver Gilt Award. 

Posted: 05/06/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Introducing the Veterans Gateway

Introducing the Veterans Gateway

Scottish War Blinded is proud to announce our role in an expert network of organisations behind a new initiative to support veterans of the Armed Forces. 

Posted: 09/05/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Holiday cottage for Scottish War Blinded members set to open in June

Gardener's Cottage at the Linburn Estate

A cottage within the grounds of Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre is set to become the most vision impairment-friendly holiday home in the UK. 

Posted: 18/04/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Launch of new I.T support service for Veterans

Launch of new I.T support service for Veterans

A new project supporting veterans with technology at home has been launched by Scottish War Blinded. 

Posted: 20/03/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Information Day - New services in Paisley

Hawkhead Centre

Come along to our Information Day about the Royal Blind Jenny's Well Care Home and the Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre. Find out from our staff about the new services that are opening and about job opportunities. 

Posted: 17/02/2017 | Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Music revives memories at the Linburn Centre

Music revives memories at the Linburn Centre

Since May 2016, Scottish War Blinded have been involved in a fantastic UK-wide project ‘Heroes in Harmony’ which was made possible by a grant from the Aged Veteran’s Fund. 

Posted: 20/01/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded member Marshall Rogers describes secret war against Enigma

Scottish War Blinded member Marshall Rogers describes secret war against Enigma

In this article we resume Scottish War Blinded member Marshall Roger's story, who served as a Special Wireless Operator in the fight against the Enigma code machine during World War II. Read part one

Upon signing the Official Secrets Act, Marshall began his training which included listening to and writing Morse code at faster speeds, attending electricity, magnetism and direction finding lectures as well as lessons in map reading. After eight months of training, Marshall successfully completed the passing out test and qualified as a Special Wireless Operator.

Posted: 14/12/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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A tribute to Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat

A tribute to Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat, who was highly respected and greatly admired by his fellow members and staff. John is credited as the Fleet Air Arm pilot whose torpedo destroyed the rudder of the Bismarck during World War II.

Posted: 13/12/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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