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.

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil: How I took on my fear of heights to raise money for Royal Blind

Caitlin and Garry stand side by side

By Caitlin Gould

I’ve always been a believer that when it comes to fundraising you should do something out of your comfort zone. That’s why I decided to take on my fear of heights by completing a 165ft abseil from the Forth Bridge.

Posted: 19/06/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum exhibits emotive World War One display

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum exhibits emotive World War One display

Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has launched what is described as an 'emotive' World War One display, centred around the works of artist Frank Brangwyn.

Posted: 14/06/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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You've got a friend in Scottish War Blinded: Special benches donated to local school

You've got a friend in Scottish War Blinded: Special benches donated to local school

A young pupil from Woodburn Primary School, Alix Renwick has unveiled brand new "friendship benches" produced by Scottish War Blinded Veterans.

Posted: 18/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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World War Two veteran marks centenary of his former training ground

Gordon stands beside a Drem Airfield interpretation board

A Scottish War Blinded member who was stationed at Drem Airfield during the Second World War has returned to the site after nearly 80 years.

Now Gordon Mills, aged 96, has shared his memories of his time at the training depot in East Lothian.

Posted: 16/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Exciting new acoustic shooting technology trialed by Scottish War Blinded veterans

Tim assists Ken with new LED acoustic shooting sight.

Exciting new technology introduced to Scottish War Blinded by the National Small-bore Riffle Association.

Posted: 14/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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From one veteran to another: West Lothian hairdresser volunteers her time to Scottish War Blinded

From one veteran to another: West Lothian hairdresser volunteers her time to Scottish War Blinded

Having previously served in the Army Reserves for over four years and an avid fundraiser for local charities, West Lothian hairdresser Gemma Nicol is no stranger to the Armed Forces or charitable giving.

Posted: 03/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded veteran restores archery stand to former glory as a donation to the charity

James Gregson (left) shakes hands with Rab Harvey (right).

National Service veteran, Robert Harvey (McRab) has lived a very active and particularly sporty life as an ex-professional footballer and sports coach. Having coached over 14 different sports to a professional and international level in his career, McRab now at the age of 86 is determined to keep sport at the heart of what he does.

Posted: 19/04/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

WED 28 FEB - MON 5 MARCH - ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Closures

The Royal Blind School, Kidscene and our Scottish War Blinded centres remain closed for the rest of this week. Royal Blind's head office is also closed and staff are working from home. 

The Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre will also be closed on Monday 5 March. 

Posted: 28/02/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded veterans are buzzing about bees at the Linburn Centre

Tim, Brian, Doug and John bee keeping at Linburn Centre, Scottish War Blinded

Home sweet home for 30,000 bees as veterans lead the way with an exciting new project as bee keepers.

Posted: 26/02/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Our new policy function

John Swinney MSP meets a pupil during a visit to the Royal Blind School

By Richard Baker, Policy Manager

With the number of people living with sight loss in Scotland expected to double by 2050 in line with population ageing, it is more important than ever to ensure that the challenges facing vision impaired people are taken into account by politicians and other decision makers.

Posted: 14/02/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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