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.

WWII veteran who breeched the Rhine as part of Operation Plunder in 1945 pleas for rememberance of milestone crossing

Bill on the left aged 93, and Bill on the right as a teenager in army uniform

A World War Two veteran who was part of the operation that saw Allied troops cross the Rhine in 1945 – breeching the last natural barrier into Nazi Germany – is urging the public to remember the landmark event.


Posted: 23/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


RAF veteran with vision impairment uses poetry talent to share experiences of sight loss

RAF veteran and poet Dave Phillips

An RAF veteran facing the prospect of blindness is using his talent for poetry to explore his feelings about living with sight loss.


Posted: 21/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


WWII veteran with sight loss regains love of reading with new gadget provided by Scottish War Blinded

Thomas sits with his Easyread device on a table to the right

A World War Two veteran with sight loss has regained his love of reading after being given specialist equipment by Scottish War Blinded.


Posted: 14/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Veteran with sight loss calls for more understanding in society about living with a visual impairment

Eddie Carroll stands with his long cane

An RAF veteran with sight loss is calling for members of the public ‘not to underestimate’ people with a vision impairment.


Posted: 11/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded