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.

Centenary Bowling Tour Begins in Dundee

Centenary Bowling Tour Begins in Dundee

A team of Scottish War Blinded bowlers began their centenary bowling tour yesterday (Tuesday 28 April 2015) at Baxter Bowling Club, Dundee.

The team comprised of members from Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre and Outreach service including Ian Graham, Dennis Valentine, Bill Mackie and Billy Milne.

Posted: 29/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Hands Across the Ocean: John Kerr Presents Glengarry Regimental Cap to American National Association of Blind Veterans

Hands Across the Ocean: John Kerr Presents Glengarry Regimental Cap to American National Association of Blind Veterans

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker John Kerr has presented a Glengarry regimental cap to the President of the National Association of Blind Veterans in America.

The presentation was organised as gesture of friendship and comradeship between the charities who both provide support to visually impaired veterans who have incurred visual impairments whilst in service or in subsequent later life.

Posted: 24/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Remembering the Launch of Lethal Chemical Warfare during World War One

Remembering the Launch of Lethal Chemical Warfare during World War One

On 22 April 1915, rumours began circulating on the Western Front about a deadly, pale yellow fog leaving a devastating scene of hysteria, suffering and death on the British trenches at Ypres.

Posted: 22/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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A Century of Expanding Horizons: Steven's Story

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Steven's Story

Steven served in the Royal Scots for 10 years successfully completing two tours of Iraq. In preparation for a tour of Afghanistan, Steven experienced a training accident in Kenya in 2008 which eventually led to the loss of his right eye. Steven was discharged from the Army in December 2011 and referred to Scottish War Blinded by an Army Welfare Officer.

Posted: 14/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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A Century of Expanding Horizons: Scottish War Blinded holds its first Committee Meeting on Monday 14 April 1915

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Scottish War Blinded holds its first Committee Meeting on Monday 14 April 1915

One hundred years ago today the inaugural Scottish War Blinded Committee meeting was held at Nicholson Street, Edinburgh on Monday 14 April 1915.

The meeting set out the charity’s strategic objectives to provide rehabilitation, vocational skills training and emotional support to blinded soldiers returning to Scotland from World War One.

Posted: 14/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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