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.

2015 Members' Gathering celebrates comrades in arms

2015 Members' Gathering celebrates comrades in arms

Over a hundred members and their partners came together in Stirling on the 11-12 of June for what will become an annual event known as ‘The Members’ Gathering.’

Posted: 25/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded member Robert Wiley completes 14 foot zeppelin art project at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member Robert Wiley completes 14 foot zeppelin art project at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member Robert Wiley is currently putting the finishing touches to his latest art project at the Linburn Centre which is a model R34 Zeppelin.

The R34 was commissioned by the British Government for military use during World War One which spanned the length of two football pitches costing an estimated £350,000.

Posted: 22/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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New Sports Centre on Track

New Sports Centre

Members and staff of Scottish War Blinded have become accustomed to watching the daily progress of the builders in resident as the new sports hall continues to take shape, on the Linburn estate in West Lothian. 

Posted: 17/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Member Jamie Cuthbertson Appeals for Volunteers Living with Age Related Macular Degeneration

Scottish War Blinded Member Jamie Cuthbertson Appeals for Volunteers Living with Age Related Macular Degeneration

Scottish War Blinded member Jamie Cuthbertson is the Scottish Regional Manager of Macular Society. Jamie has written an article to encourage fellow Scottish War Blinded members, living with Age Related Macular Degeneration, to come forward and volunteer in a range of capacities with Macular Society.

Posted: 16/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Armed Forces Day 2015

Armed Forces Day 2015

Scottish War Blinded will attend Armed Forces Day events across Scotland during June and July.

Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity for the public to show support for the Armed Forces community through parades and events organised across the United Kingdom.

Posted: 10/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Footsteps in the Normandy Sand: Scottish War Blinded member Hugh Maguire reflects on D-Day Experiences

Footsteps in the Normandy Sand: Scottish War Blinded member Hugh Maguire reflects on D-Day Experiences

On the morning of 6 June 1944, the combined Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. In the hours that followed, thousands of soldiers would lose their lives as the fight to free Nazi occupied Europe began in earnest.

On that morning, Scottish War Blinded member Hugh Maguire was aboard a landing craft heading for Sword Beach with the Royal Ulster Rifle Regiment. Aged 24 at the time, Hugh and his comrades waited what seemed like an eternity before reaching the beach.

Posted: 05/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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A Century of Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy Training

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy Training

In this instalment of our ‘A Century of Expanding Horizons’ Centenary Blog, we share the stories of members who, upon completion of rehabilitation at Linburn, pursued careers as Physiotherapists.

Many members, who qualified in physiotherapy, set up either private practices at home or found employment in hospitals across the UK.

Posted: 03/06/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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