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: Alec MacKenzie

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Alec MacKenzie

“One of Linburn’s Most Distinguished Graduates”

Scottish War Blinded member Alec Mackenzie had worked in the Far East for over 20 years prior to the Japanese invasion in 1941. He had also been an all-round sportsman of outstanding ability and captained the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club in Fangling for several years.

Posted: 26/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Gordon Sinclair puts IT Tuition into Practice

Gordon Sinclair puts IT Tuition into Practice

Scottish War Blinded member Gordon Sinclair recently presented West Lothian Young Carers Group with a range of computer equipment having learned to repair laptops and computers as part of his weekly IT tuition at the Linburn Centre.

Gordon, pictured in the centre, recently answered some questions about his IT tuition and Linburn Centre experiences.

Posted: 23/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Member Morton Payton is a Model Success

Scottish War Blinded Member Morton Payton is a Model Success

Scottish War Blinded member Morton Payton is currently working on a large scale model of HMS Repulse at the Linburn Centre which will be presented to the charity Scottish Veterans Residences later this year.

The model will feature in the reception space of the charity’s recently completed Bellrock Close facility in Glasgow which provides accommodation, education and recreational facilities to Armed Forces veterans.

Posted: 17/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Centenary Statue Commission Opportunity

Scottish War Blinded Centenary Statue Commission Opportunity

Scottish War Blinded is offering a commission opportunity with regards to the production of a centenary statue to be unveiled at the Linburn Centre in July 2015.

The statue will celebrate a century of the charity expanding horizons of visually impaired veterans across Scotland which began in 1915 to meet the ever increasing numbers of blinded servicemen returning to Scotland from World War One.

Posted: 10/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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A Century of Expanding Horizons: Robert Livingstone

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Robert Livingstone

As work progresses rapidly on the new Queensferry Crossing bridge, our second in the series of ‘A Century of Expanding Horizons, articles describes the ingenuity of Scottish War Blinded member, Robert Livingstone, who provided a solution to a considerable problem which halted the construction of the Forth Road Bridge in 1963.

Posted: 09/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Centenary Exhibition 2015

Scottish War Blinded Centenary Exhibition 2015

Scottish War Blinded will host its Centenary exhibition, titled ‘Scottish War Blinded: A Century of Expanding Horizons’, from 16-28 November 2015 at Central Library, Edinburgh.

In February 1915, Scottish War Blinded joined a National Advisory Committee established to support the increasing numbers of servicemen returning to Scotland from World War One with life changing visual impairments.

Posted: 04/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Limited Edition Clay Poppy Project Raises Funds in Support of Scottish War Blinded

Limited Edition Clay Poppy Project Raises Funds in Support of Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded recently received a generous donation from sisters Jacqueline Gooder and Elizabeth Cull who raised funds by producing a limited edition commemorative clay poppy for friends who were unable to secure a poppy from the Tower Bridge display in London.

Posted: 02/02/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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