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.

Hawkhead Centre volunteer crafts lectern for Centenary Remembrance Service

Volunteer Tom with the lectern he made for the Hawkhead Remembrance Service

A Scottish War Blinded volunteer has crafted a beautiful wooden lectern to form part of the Hawkhead Centre’s Service of Remembrance next week.


Posted: 30/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Keen cyclist veteran experiences tandem bike ride at Linburn Centre

Veteran Bryce tries out a tandem bike ride with Centre Officer James

A Scottish War Blinded veteran with a passion for cycling recently got back in the saddle for a tandem bike experience.


Posted: 29/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded veteran visits National Memorial Arboretum

Tom Carruthers stands by the Argyll and Sutherland memorial at Arboretum

A Scottish War Blinded veteran recently took a trip to visit the National Memorial Arboretum.


Posted: 24/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Great turnout for Kelvingrove Museum exhibition of Hawkhead members' self-portrait sculptures

Hawkhead Centre veterans display their sculptures at Kelvingrove Musuem

There was a great turnout to the Seeing Through Sculptures event at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow this week as Hawkhead Centre members put their self-portrait clay sculptures on show.


Posted: 17/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Creative Hawkhead Centre veterans prepare to exhibit self-portrait sculptures at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Some of the veterans pose with their self-portrait sculptures

Artistic veterans from the Hawkhead Centre are getting ready to exhibit their beautiful self-portrait head sculptures at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum next week.

Posted: 11/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Hawkhead Centre staff's skydive raises over £1700 for Royal Blind

Two staff members look excited and nervous before their skydive for Royal Blind

Two staff members from Scottish War Blinded have raised an incredible £1705 for sister charity Royal Blind with a daring skydive.

Posted: 05/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


The Hawkhead Centre in Paisley celebrates its first birthday

Members celebrated the Hawkhead Centre's first birthday with games and a meal

Staff and members at Scottish War Blinded's Hawkhead Centre in Paisley have marked the centre's first birthday with a grand party week.


Posted: 04/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Mark O'Donnell: Royal Blind aim to end loneliness

William Montgomerie

Written by Mark O'Donnell for The Scotsman.

Posted: 03/10/2018 | Education, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded