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.

Scottish War Blinded members aim high for archery success

Scottish War Blinded members aim high for archery success

Scottish War Blinded members Robert Harvey and Derek McDonald are fine-tuning their archery skills, at Archers’ Hall in Edinburgh, in preparation for an archery competition in Brighton next month.

Our members have been kindly invited by Lothian Disability Sport to participate in extra sessions at Archers’ Hall to prepare for the trip where they will compete against fellow visually impaired veterans from across the UK.

Posted: 29/01/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Still Life: Portrait of a Fighter - Derek's Story

Still Life: Portrait of a Fighter - Derek's Story

Scottish War Blinded member Derek O’Rourke has worked with Scottish film company Bass Rock Films to produce a highly emotive short documentary about his life through painting titled, ‘Still Life: Portrait of a Fighter’.

The documentary was filmed at Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre in the Autumn of last year and premiered at the Edinburgh Filmhouse in November 2015.

Posted: 19/01/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded member Bill Mackie delivers presentation to Clackmannanshire Woman's Guild

Scottish War Blinded member Bill Mackie delivers presentation to Clackmannanshire Woman's Guild

Scottish War Blinded member Bill Mackie visited Clackmannanshire Women’s Guild on Monday 11 November 2016.

Bill delivered a highly engaging and humorous presentation which included anecdotes from his career in the Armed Forces, civilian life as well as living with a visual impairment.

Posted: 13/01/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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From Gallipoli to the Western Front - the story of Scottish War Blinded member Private Robert Steele

From Gallipoli to the Western Front - the story of Scottish War Blinded member Private Robert Steele

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a commemorative service held on 9 January 2016 which marked one hundred years since the evacuation of the last Allied troops from the Gallipoli peninsula, a campaign which resulted in the loss of 46,000 British, New Zealand, Australian and French colonial troops.

Private Steele experienced combat for the first time during the Gallipoli campaign whose subsequent tour of duty would lead to experiencing sight loss and becoming a member of Scottish War Blinded.

Posted: 12/01/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Centenary Exhibition rekindles memories of a childhood at Newington House

Scottish War Blinded Centenary Exhibition rekindles memories of a childhood at Newington House

Robert Evers contacted Scottish War Blinded having read about his father’s work with the charity at our recent centenary exhibition at Central Library, Edinburgh. We invited Robert to share his memories of his father’s work as well as his own childhood memories at Newington House.

Posted: 11/01/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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