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.

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Newington House

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Newington House

Produced as part of Scottish War Blinded’s Centenary Programme, this series of articles describes how the charity’s services have expanded the horizons for Scottish visually impaired veterans since its foundation in 1915.

Posted: 30/01/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Robert Harvey Recalls Making National Service Milestone

Robert Harvey Recalls Making National Service Milestone

Scottish War Blinded member Robert Harvey has shared an article from the Manchester Evening News in 1953 which features him, centred, as the city’s 1000th National Service enrolment. 

Robert finished school in the summer of 1953 to begin an apprenticeship as a junior player at Manchester United but, as a means to minimise disruption to his promising career, enrolled in National Service earlier than planned at aged 17.

Posted: 26/01/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Appoint Jim Thomson as New Linburn Centre Manager

Scottish War Blinded Appoint Jim Thomson as New Linburn Centre Manager

Scottish War Blinded has appointed Jim Thomson as its new manager of the Linburn Centre.

Jim has worked in the social care sector for over thirty years including working as a Remedial Gymnast (Physiotherapist) and a number of senior management roles for Capability Scotland and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Posted: 20/01/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Member Delivers Presentation to Clackmannanshire Women's Guild

Scottish War Blinded Member Delivers Presentation to Clackmannanshire Women's Guild

Scottish War Blinded member Ian Graham delivered a presentation to Clackmannanshire Women’s Guild on Monday 5 January 2015.

In his presentation, Ian described the historical origins of Scottish War Blinded including Newington House and Linburn Workshops which were established to meet the rehabilitation and vocational training needs of blinded soldiers returning to Scotland from in 1915 and 1944.

Posted: 12/01/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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