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.

The Visits made to Linburn by Her Majesty, The Queen

The Visits made to Linburn by Her Majesty, The Queen

To mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, we have written this special article which looks back on the visits Her Majesty has made to Linburn in 1958 and 1975. The royal visits were keenly anticipated by Scottish War Blinded members, staff and the surrounding West Lothian community, many of whom lined the streets of Wilkieston in order to catch a glimpse of the royal party.

Posted: 20/04/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Members Move into New IT Room at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded Members Move into New IT Room at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded members have moved into their newly refurbished IT Room at the Linburn Centre which now provides further space for IT tuition, gaming and exciting future projects.

The IT Room at the Linburn Centre has continued to grow in popularity in recent years which provides expert tuition in a wide range of applications including email, Skype, social media and online shopping.

Posted: 12/04/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded members construct garden furniture and raised plant beds for Kidscene

Scottish War Blinded members construct garden furniture and raised plant beds for Kidscene

Scottish War Blinded members and staff visited sister charity Royal Blind’s Kidscene after-School and Holiday Club service today to deliver and install garden furniture and raised flower beds as part of an ongoing programme of development at Caanan Lane.

Posted: 07/04/2016 | Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Archie Thomson describes the benefits of Scottish War Blinded membership

Archie Thomson describes the benefits of Scottish War Blinded membership

Archie Thomson served in the RAF in the 1950’s and recently joined Scottish War Blinded as a member having developed Age Related Macular Degeneration in subsequent later life. Archie is highly appreciative of the support Scottish War Blinded has provided and describes his membership experience in this article.

Posted: 05/04/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded member David Timmins QGM begins working with fellow members at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member David Timmins QGM begins working with fellow members at the Linburn Centre

David Timmins QGM (Queen’s Gallantry Medal) joined Scottish War Blinded as member in 2011. David, while serving with the Royal Logistic Corp, 11 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Regiment, lost his right eye as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in 2009 during his second tour of Afghanistan.

Posted: 04/04/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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