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.

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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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Veteran's art project is on the right track at the Linburn Centre

David Grigor, Art Instructor and Morton proudly presenting the model train set

Scottish War Blinded Veteran, Morton is close to completion with his 9 month long model train set art project at the Linburn Centre.

Posted: 14/12/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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'A Veteran in his Studio'

'A Veteran in his Studio'

Veteran of Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and prolific artist George Graham has presented an oil on canvas painting titled ‘A veteran in his studio’ to the team at the Hawkhead Centre, in thanks for the support received to continue painting.  

Posted: 23/11/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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The Miracle of Dunkirk: Tommy Taylor reflects on his evacuation from France

Tommy Taylor is pictured meeting Commander Felicity Campell of the Royal Navy at

As a soldier in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War, Tommy Taylor found himself among the nearly one million soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force trapped in Belgium and Northern France in 1940.

Posted: 09/11/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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How technology transforms lives

How technology transforms lives

Sandra Graham of the rehabilitation team at Scottish War Blinded, discusses how the team get the most out of new technology to transform the lives of veterans with sight loss. 

Posted: 30/10/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Blind Veteran takes to the skies

Blind Veteran takes to the skies

Scottish War Blinded member Gordon Mills has recounted his recent gliding adventures at Portmoak Airfield, Fife with our partner charity Walking on Air: 

Posted: 27/10/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Unforgotten Forces launched to support older veterans

Unforgotten Forces launched to support older veterans

Together with 14 other organisations, Scottish War Blinded plays a key role in the “Unforgotten Forces” consortium, led by Poppyscotland, to improve the lives of those who have served the country. 

Posted: 23/10/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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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

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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

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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

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