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 enjoy musical afternoon with Callum Wallace at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded members enjoy musical afternoon with Callum Wallace at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded members were treated to a concert of popular, country and traditional songs at the Linburn Centre on Wednesday 24 February 2016.The concert was performed by guitarist and singer Callum Wallace in partnership with Poppy Scotland and Music in Hospitals.

Posted: 29/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Member Derek McDonald takes on the #AllEyesOnYou challenge for Royal Blind Week 2016

Scottish War Blinded Member Derek McDonald takes on the #AllEyesOnYou challenge for Royal Blind Week 2016

Scottish War Blinded Derek McDonald brought glitz and glamour to the Linburn Centre on Tuesday 23 February 2016 by taking part in the All Eyes on You challenge as part of Royal Blind Week 2016.

Scottish War Blinded is the sister charity of Royal Blind who run Royal Blind Week as its annual fundraising and awareness raising campaign. As part of this year’s campaign, the All Eyes on You challenge asks people to dawn lavish eye makeup for one day as a means to focus on the theme of vision.

Posted: 24/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Expands Housing Portfolio at Linburn

Scottish War Blinded Expands Housing Portfolio at Linburn

Scottish War Blinded has expanded its housing portfolio with four new bungalows on the Linburn estate, which were officially opened in December 2015 alongside the charity’s new Centenary Hall.

The project was delivered by Scottish War Blinded in partnership with Page/Park Architects and Project Management & Construction Ltd, who completed the work over a 52 week period.

Posted: 23/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery Visit Scottish War Blinded Members at Rosendael House

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery Visit Scottish War Blinded Members at Rosendael House

Representatives of the elite 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery visited Scottish War Blinded members at Rosendael House on Thursday 28 January 2016.

The purpose of the visit was to provide our members an opportunity to engage with serving personnel of the British Army Forces. The visit began with a presentation from Captain Seath and Gunner Reece Webster.

Posted: 15/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members visit Black Watch Museum

Scottish War Blinded members visit Black Watch Museum

Scottish War Blinded members visited the Black Watch Museum on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Members were warmly greeted at the museum and treated to a wonderful lunch before taking a guided tour of the museum which includes uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences to bring to life the proud military heritage of the regiment.

Posted: 10/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members donate funds in support of Dundee University Student's fundraising challenge for Worldwide Cancer Research

Scottish War Blinded members donate funds in support of Dundee University Student's fundraising challenge  for Worldwide Cancer Research

Scottish War Blinded members have generously donated funds to support a Dundee University student climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of Worldwide Cancer Research.

The funds, collected through the sale of home baking, were donated by members attending Scottish War Blinded’s monthly social group at Rosendael House, Dundee which will support Lauren Kirkwood.

Posted: 04/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded member Mary Prentice describes the perfect recipe for membership at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member Mary Prentice describes the perfect recipe for membership at the Linburn Centre

Mary Prentice recently joined Scottish War Blinded and enjoys her weekly visit to the Linburn Centre in West Lothian. Mary served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) but it wasn’t until subsequent later life when she encountered sight loss and became aware of Scottish War Blinded.

We meet Mary in the Living Skills Kitchen at the Linburn Centre, who is today learning how to make shortbread with her fellow members. Whilst her dough mixture rests in the fridge, we take the opportunity to ask her some questions about her experiences so far as a Scottish War Blinded member.

Posted: 03/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members begin work on World War One commemorative garden for Gardening Scotland event

Scottish War Blinded members begin work on World War One commemorative garden for Gardening Scotland event

Scottish War Blinded members have begun preparations at the Linburn Centre to produce a World War One commemorative garden for Gardening Scotland, Scotland’s largest gardening festival, in June.

Members have been busy in the workshop, art room and greenhouse preparing various components for the garden, titled ‘Silhouettes in the Fog and Guiding Lights’, which will replicate a World War One trench scene from the Western Front in 1915.

Posted: 02/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Three Voices: Royal Blind Group staff and members star in short film

Anne Findlay sits in her living room

Royal Blind Group staff and members have taken the spotlight in a short, emotive film about blindness.

Posted: 02/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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