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 Rev. Dr. Mackie produces Audio Diary from World War One Battlefields Tour

Scottish War Blinded Member Rev. Dr. Mackie produces Audio Diary from World War One Battlefields Tour

Scottish War Blinded member Rev. Dr. Bill Mackie has produced an audio diary describing his personal reflections from Scottish War Blinded’s Battlefields Tour.

The tour, organised as part of Scottish War Blinded’s Centenary Event Programme, provided an opportunity to visit the sites where the first gas attacks were launched during the 2nd Battle of Ypres in 1915 as well as battlefield museums and commonwealth war graves.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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'Reflections of Ypres'

'Reflections of Ypres'

Scottish War Blinded member Derek McDonald has written a piece titled ‘Reflections of Ypres’ about his experiences on the charity’s World War One Battlefields Tour earlier this month.

The tour provided Derek an opportunity visit the sites of World War One battlefields, museums, Menin Gate and re-trace the footsteps of his Grandfather, Lance Corporal Alexander McDonald, who earned the Military Medal serving on the Western Front in 1917.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Team Scottish War Blinded visit Abbeyview Bowling Club

Team Scottish War Blinded visit Abbeyview Bowling Club

Team Scottish War Blinded visited Abbeyview Bowling Club for the third match of the charity’s centenary bowling tour on Thursday 14 May 2015.

Members Peter Clueness and Jim Stevenson were warmly welcomed for their first matches of the tour. They were joined by team captain Ian Graham and Scottish War Blinded’s own Gary Seath who stepped in at the last moment.

Posted: 18/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded's 2015 Reunion Lunch Programme begins in Aberdeen

Scottish War Blinded's 2015 Reunion Lunch Programme begins in Aberdeen

Scottish War Blinded members came together last week at the Gordon Highlander’s Museum for their 2015 Aberdeen Reunion Lunch event.

This year’s programme of Reunion Lunch events across Scotland are celebrating Scottish War Blinded’s century of expanding horizons for visually impaired veterans.

Posted: 13/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Members to Visit World War One Battlefields

Scottish War Blinded Members to Visit World War One Battlefields

Scottish War Blinded members will visit the World War One battlefields this week as part of the charity’s centenary programme of events.

Members will visit the sites where, one hundred years ago, the first gas attacks were launched during the 2nd Battle of Ypres in 1915.

Posted: 12/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Team Scottish War Blinded continue Centenary Bowling Tour in Aberdeen

Team Scottish War Blinded continue Centenary Bowling Tour in Aberdeen

Team Scottish War Blinded played their second centenary tour match at Whitehall Bowling Club in Aberdeen on Wednesday 6 May 2015.

The team included members from the charity’s Linburn Centre and Outreach services including Dennis Valentine, Bill Mackie, Ian Graham, Harry Murray and Agnes Reid.

Posted: 11/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Linburn Centre Members Tutor Cyrenian Young People in Woodwork and Gardening skills

Linburn Centre Members Tutor Cyrenian Young People in Woodwork and Gardening skills

A group of young people, from the Charity Cyrenians, visited the Linburn Centre Workshop recently as part of their City & Guilds accredited programme.

The young people are working on a project at Cyrenians Farm, Kirknewton to design and build a new croft garden. Participation in the project focuses upon developing skills for future employment as well as an interest in the environment and horticulture.

Posted: 04/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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