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.

Veterans enjoy festive fun at the Hawkhead Centre's Christmas Party in Paisley

David (left) smiles wearing Rudolph antlers, and Katrina (right) wears Santa hat

Over 100 Scottish War Blinded members ate, drank, danced and were merry at the first of two Christmas parties at the Hawkhead Centre this week.


Posted: 13/12/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Linburn Centre’s choir in good voice for Christmas carol rehearsals

Members of the choir stand together, some holding musical instruments

Carol rehearsals are bringing a choir of veterans with visual impairments together at Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre this festive period.


Posted: 11/12/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Specialist equipment brings Hannah Frank artwork to life for Hawkhead Centre veterans in Paisley

Members look at one of the metal templates with a CCTV reader

Specialist equipment brought art to life for Scottish War Blinded members in a special creative workshop on the work of Glasgow artist and sculptor Hannah Frank last week.

Posted: 07/12/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Party time in Arbroath for Scottish War Blinded lunch group’s Christmas meal

Arbroath lunch group members sit round a table wearing their party hats

The party mood was in full swing this week as Scottish War Blinded’s Arbroath lunch group celebrated the festive season.


Posted: 06/12/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded’s ‘Two Ronnies’ journey to Dechmont to reminisce about their youth in the village

Ronnie and Ronnie stand outside and have their arm around each other.

The Linburn Centre’s very own ‘Two Ronnies’ took a special trip to Dechmont, West Lothian on Tuesday, November 20, after discovering they had both called the tiny village home in their youth. 


Posted: 30/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


‘A web of support for the whole family’: Wife Sheena on how Scottish War Blinded has changed family life after husband’s sight loss

Mike Tasker (left) and Sheena Tasker (right) sit at home with their dog Thistle

Sheena and Mike Tasker, from Brechin, regularly attend Scottish War Blinded's monthly lunch group in Dundee. Wife Sheena shares how the charity has changed family life for the couple following veteran Mike's sight loss.



Posted: 28/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Ardrossan veteran with sight loss scales 20-metre wall in first ever climbing experience

Veteran with sight loss Peter Conaghan tries climbing for the first time

Scottish War Blinded veteran Peter Conaghan conquered a climbing wall in his very first attempt at the sport this week.


Posted: 22/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded veteran performs in The Armed Man at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Jo Long (left) and Mick Hilton (right) at the Eden Court Theatre

A Navy veteran living with a visual impairment took to the stage in the Inverness Choral Society’s performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.


Posted: 19/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Linburn Centre members visit Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland's replica World War One fighter plane

32 Scottish War Members stand in a hanger in front of the replica Sopwith

The World War One centenary commemorations at the Linburn Centre continued this week with a visit to get up close with a replica of one of the Great War’s first ever fighter planes.


Posted: 16/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded veterans participate in London Cenotaph March Past

The veterans stand together before taking part in the Cenotaph March Past

Scottish War Blinded veterans represented the charity at the Cenotaph march in London on Remembrance Sunday.

Posted: 13/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded