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.

Open Day to view new services in Paisley

Hawkhead Centre under construction

We are holding an Open Day for the public to view our new services in Paisley before they officially open on 30 September from 10am - 3pm.

Posted: 03/08/2017 | Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded


Welcome to new Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell!

Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have officially welcomed their new Chief Executive, Mark O’Donnell.

Posted: 04/07/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded


Shadow Veterans' Spokesperson visits Linburn Centre

Archery Practice

Veterans have hosted the Conservative spokesperson for veterans' affairs at Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre.

Posted: 29/06/2017 | Scottish War Blinded


Developing a talent for art at the Linburn Centre

Bob Watt, Scottish War Blinded, Veteran, Paintings

Avid artist Bob Watt shares his story of how he found his creative flare, despite not having any interest in it before losing his sight.

Posted: 27/06/2017 | Scottish War Blinded


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


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


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


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


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


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