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.

Fine Lines & Narrow Margins; Scottish War Blinded Member Robert Harvey Describes his Newfound Passion for Archery & Art

Fine Lines & Narrow Margins; Scottish War Blinded Member Robert Harvey Describes his Newfound Passion for Archery & Art

Scottish War Blinded member Robert Harvey has written an article about his newfound passion for both archery and art as a result of attending the Linburn Centre. As a former professional footballer and sports coach, Robert continues to embrace sporting challenges, as well as discover the creative arts, in later life.

Posted: 31/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Guide Visually Impaired Veterans to us at 2015 Vision Zone Roadshow Events

Guide Visually Impaired Veterans to us at 2015 Vision Zone Roadshow Events

Scottish War Blinded will exhibit at Vision Zone events in Glasgow, Ayr and Melrose later this week to raise awareness of the services the charity provides and to encourage those who know visually impaired veterans in the community to come forward.

Vision Zone events provide an opportunity for visually impaired people to learn about the latest developments in assistive technology such as low vision aids, video magnifiers and audio text readers as well as local support services and networks.

Posted: 24/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Reunion Lunch Programme Visits Perth

Scottish War Blinded Reunion Lunch Programme Visits Perth

Scottish War Blinded members enjoyed a wonderful reunion lunch event at the Best Western Lovat Hotel, Perth on Thursday 20 August 2015.

Members residing in the Perthshire area were joined by those who had travelled from Inverness, Fife and Dundee which contributed to warm, convivial atmosphere.

Posted: 21/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded’s Centenary Bowling Tour progresses to the Scottish Borders

Scottish War Blinded’s Centenary Bowling Tour progresses to the Scottish Borders

Scottish War Blinded members visited Abbotsford Bowling Club on Monday 10 August 2015 for their sixth match of the charity’s Centenary Bowling Tour.

Linburn Centre members Jack O’Hare and Ian Graham were joined by members who reside in the Scottish Borders including Morton Payton, George Horsburgh, Robert Harvey and George Dougal.

Posted: 19/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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A Century of Expanding Horizons: Poultry Farming at Newington House

A Century of Expanding Horizons: Poultry Farming at Newington House

In our latest centenary blog we focus on the vocational skill of poultry farming which many Scottish War Blinded members learned at Newington House in the 1920s.

Poultry farming was popular for many reasons. The occupation required very little capital to get started, it could be potentially highly profitable and offered an opportunity to work outdoors. Working outdoors proved highly effective in promoting positive health and well-being as well as sustaining productivity. 

Posted: 19/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Centenary Bowling Tour visits Ardgowan Bowling Club

Scottish War Blinded Centenary Bowling Tour visits Ardgowan Bowling Club

Scottish War Blinded members visited Ardgowan Bowling Club in Greenock on Wednesday 5 August 2015 keen to build upon their tour victory at Jessfield Bowling Club in July.

Linburn Centre members Ian Graham and Jack O’Hare were joined by fellow members from the West of Scotland Jim Stevenson, Peter Ramsay and David Thomas for the match.

Posted: 18/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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The Luck of the Irish at the Linburn Centre

The Luck of the Irish at the Linburn Centre

Scottish War Blinded member Margaret Dunlop, affectionately known as ‘Peggy’, has enjoyed visiting the Linburn Centre for several years. Despite standing less than five feet tall, Peggy is larger than life and her cheeky Irish humour brightens the day of both Scottish War Blinded staff and fellow members.

Posted: 12/08/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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