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.

Blind snowboarding: Veteran blinded in Iraq takes to the slopes

Blind veteran Ben Shaw in his snowboarding gear

A blind veteran who had both his eyes removed after he was injured during operations in Iraq is training to hit the world stage in competitive snowboarding.


Posted: 29/01/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Veterans with sight loss take on new sailing activity with the Hawkhead Centre

The veterans and Hawkhead staff stand wearing life jackets at Castle Semple Loch

Veterans with vision impairments who attend the Hawkhead Centre recently donned their life jackets and waterproofs for a brand new activity: sailing.


Posted: 24/01/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Hawkhead Centre gives Dundonald veteran with Graves' Disease new-found confidence

Tony Byrne plays his guitar for three veterans and a centre officer

A Dundonald veteran living with vision impairment and eye protrusion after developing Graves' Disease has told how a sight loss charity has ‘given his life meaning again’.


Posted: 11/01/2019 | Scottish War Blinded