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 member Archie Stewart rekindles passion for art at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member Archie Stewart rekindles passion for art at the Linburn Centre

Archie Stewart became a member of Scottish War Blinded having served in the Royal Artillery during National Service in the 1960’s and developed Age Related Macular Degeneration in subsequent later life.

Archie is from Leven originally but now resides in Dunfermline.  He developed Age Related Macular Degeneration four years ago and was referred to Scottish War Blinded through a friend.

Posted: 31/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members enjoy successful archery trip in Brighton

Scottish War Blinded members enjoy successful archery trip in Brighton

Scottish War Blinded members Derek McDonald and Robert Harvey recently put their finely tuned archery skills into practice during a week-long archery course in Brighton last month.

Derek and Robert attend regular archery sessions with Scottish War Blinded at Archer’s Hall, Newington and additional sessions with fellow veterans and current service-personnel recovering from injuries.

Posted: 28/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Visit Scottish War Blinded's information stand at Sight Village events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Visit Scottish War Blinded's information stand at Sight Village events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Scottish War Blinded will exhibit at Edinburgh (Tuesday 26 April 2016) and Glasgow Sight Village (Wednesday 27 April 2016) roadshow events.

The event is free to attend and showcases a wide range of charities, support services and specialist equipment providers who work towards supporting blind and partially sighted people live fulfilling, independent lives.

Posted: 22/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Battlefields Tour 2016

Scottish War Blinded Battlefields Tour 2016

Scottish War Blinded is pleased to announce its members will have the opportunity to visit the sites of the D-Day landings as part of the charity’s 2016 battlefields tour.

Codenamed ‘Operation Overlord’, D-Day began on 6 June 1944 when over 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops stormed five beaches across the Normandy Peninsula named Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Juno.

Posted: 22/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded calls on members to participate in 2016 bowling tour

Scottish War Blinded calls on members to participate in 2016 bowling tour

Scottish War Blinded is looking for members to come forward to participate in the charity’s 2016 bowling tour. The tour will visit bowling clubs from Inverness to the Scottish Borders throughout the spring and summer months of 2016.

The tour matches are being organised following Scottish War Blinded’s highly successful centenary bowling tour in 2015 which involved over 25 members taking part in matches versus visually impaired and sighted bowlers across Scotland.

Posted: 16/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members participate in improving accessibility of Scottish historical sites

Scottish War Blinded members participate in improving accessibility of Scottish historical sites

Scottish War Blinded members were visited by representatives of Progressive on Monday 7 March 2016 who conducted a research survey at the Linburn Centre on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland.

Members had their say on a range of topics with the objective of enhancing the visitor experience for blind and partially sighted people who wish to access historical sites across Scotland.

Posted: 08/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Centenary Book now available in audio format

Scottish War Blinded Centenary Book now available in audio format

Scottish War Blinded's centenary book is now available in MP3 audio format which has been delivered in partnership with Media Education Ltd. The audio file can either be downloaded online or uploaded onto memory stick for use with specialist visual impairment equipment.

Scottish War Blinded's centenary book in printed format has received high praise since its launch in December 2015 and many members have keenly anticipated its release in MP3 format.

Posted: 08/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Edinburgh based choir company 'Sing in the City' donate funds in support of Scottish War Blinded

Edinburgh based choir company 'Sing in the City' donate funds in support of Scottish War Blinded

Edinburgh based choir company ‘Sing in the City’ has generously donated funds in support of Scottish War Blinded.The funds were raised as part of special bake sale held at the company’s nine choir group sessions which coincided with Burns Night.

A wonderful total of £379.00 was raised which will support veterans of the armed forces who have a visual impairment sustained either in conflict or subsequently to their service. 

Posted: 02/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded's Jacqui Salter to raise funds for Marie Curie

Scottish War Blinded's Jacqui Salter to raise funds for Marie Curie

As spring rapidly approaches, many people will look out their running shoes and jog the streets and country parks of Scotland as a means to get a little bit fitter. Some will 'get the bug' for running and choose to run in support of charities and good causes.

Linburn Centre Deputy Manager Jacqui Salter took up running last year and successfully completed her first 10k challenge in the autumn. This year, Jacqui will run the Great Scottish Run half marathon event in October in support of Marie Curie who have supported many Scottish War Blinded members and their families.

Posted: 01/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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