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.

Great turnout for Kelvingrove Museum exhibition of Hawkhead members' self-portrait sculptures

Hawkhead Centre veterans display their sculptures at Kelvingrove Musuem

There was a great turnout to the Seeing Through Sculptures event at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow this week as Hawkhead Centre members put their self-portrait clay sculptures on show.


Posted: 17/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Creative Hawkhead Centre veterans prepare to exhibit self-portrait sculptures at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Some of the veterans pose with their self-portrait sculptures

Artistic veterans from the Hawkhead Centre are getting ready to exhibit their beautiful self-portrait head sculptures at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum next week.

Posted: 11/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Hawkhead Centre staff's skydive raises over £1700 for Royal Blind

Two staff members look excited and nervous before their skydive for Royal Blind

Two staff members from Scottish War Blinded have raised an incredible £1705 for sister charity Royal Blind with a daring skydive.

Posted: 05/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


The Hawkhead Centre in Paisley celebrates its first birthday

Members celebrated the Hawkhead Centre's first birthday with games and a meal

Staff and members at Scottish War Blinded's Hawkhead Centre in Paisley have marked the centre's first birthday with a grand party week.


Posted: 04/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Veterans enjoy once in a life time experience with Spitfire in Cumbernauld

The group stand in front of the spitfire

Veterans from Scottish War Blinded recently enjoyed a rare experience of getting up close and personal with a TR9 Spitfire.

Posted: 30/08/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Veteran retraces his footsteps along the Forth Bridge

Group of people in high viz jackets at the forth bridge

Living in South Queensferry for the vast majority of his life, Scottish War Blinded veteran Derek Marland has been well acquainted with the view of the iconic bridges which cross the Firth of the Forth, connecting Edinburgh to Fife. However, in 1957 Derek experienced a view only a handful of others have had the pleasure of enjoying. 

Posted: 03/08/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Spotlight on Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Spotlight on Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a very common condition following sight loss yet is little talked of, and can often cause frightening symptoms.

Posted: 09/07/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Macular Week: Member Story, George Heenan

George sits in a wooden shelter on a bench wearing antiglare glasses.

To mark Macular Week, an awareness week run by Macular Society, we spoke to Scottish War Blinded veteran George Heenan about his life experiences and how his life has been impacted since beginning to lose his sight to macular degeneration.

Posted: 28/06/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


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


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