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.

‘A web of support for the whole family’: Wife Sheena on how Scottish War Blinded has changed family life after husband’s sight loss

Mike Tasker (left) and Sheena Tasker (right) sit at home with their dog Thistle

Sheena and Mike Tasker, from Brechin, regularly attend Scottish War Blinded's monthly lunch group in Dundee. Wife Sheena shares how the charity has changed family life for the couple following veteran Mike's sight loss.

 

 

Posted: 28/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Young Carers say Thank-You to Scottish War Blinded Members

Young Carers say Thank-You to Scottish War Blinded Members

In February 2015, Scottish War Blinded members presented West Lothian Young Carers Group with computer equipment to assist young carers access technology for school work and leisure.

The laptops and tablets were collected by Scottish war Blinded members who gained IT skills at the Linburn Centre as a means to repair and clean the equipment ready for use by young carers across West Lothian.

Posted: 23/03/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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You've got a friend in Scottish War Blinded: Special benches donated to local school

You've got a friend in Scottish War Blinded: Special benches donated to local school

A young pupil from Woodburn Primary School, Alix Renwick has unveiled brand new "friendship benches" produced by Scottish War Blinded Veterans.

Posted: 18/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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WWII WRNS veteran shares memories of VE Day and VJ Day in London

WWII WRNS veteran Barbara Jenkins (left, now and right, then, in uniform)

WWII WRNS veteran Barbara Jenkins, who joined Scottish War Blinded last year, recalls her experiences of VE Day and VJ Day in London, 1945.

 

Posted: 14/08/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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WWII veteran with sight loss regains love of reading with new gadget provided by Scottish War Blinded

Thomas sits with his Easyread device on a table to the right

A World War Two veteran with sight loss has regained his love of reading after being given specialist equipment by Scottish War Blinded.

 

Posted: 14/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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WWII veteran who breeched the Rhine as part of Operation Plunder in 1945 pleas for rememberance of milestone crossing

Bill on the left aged 93, and Bill on the right as a teenager in army uniform

A World War Two veteran who was part of the operation that saw Allied troops cross the Rhine in 1945 – breeching the last natural barrier into Nazi Germany – is urging the public to remember the landmark event.

 

Posted: 23/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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World War Two veteran recalls experiences of liberating Changi POW camp and stepping foot in Hiroshima

John (left) in uniform age 17 and now (right) age 92

John Taylor, 92, of Bannockburn, was a Sergeant and Pipe Major in the Cameron Highlanders, having joined the Army in 1943 aged 16.

 

Posted: 29/10/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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World War Two veteran marks centenary of his former training ground

Gordon stands beside a Drem Airfield interpretation board

A Scottish War Blinded member who was stationed at Drem Airfield during the Second World War has returned to the site after nearly 80 years.

Now Gordon Mills, aged 96, has shared his memories of his time at the training depot in East Lothian.

Posted: 16/05/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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World War Two desert rat shares experiences of battle in Africa and Europe

Image on the left shows John during WW2 and now, aged 99, on the right

An Army veteran who was involved in the Western Desert Campaign in Africa and the Normandy Landings recalls his experience of serving in harsh and unforgiving terrain throughout the Second World War.

 

Posted: 08/05/2020 | Scottish War Blinded

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World War One Remembered: Thomas Robertson Gibson

World War One Remembered: Thomas Robertson Gibson

A Scottish War Blinded member has provided a letter from his grandfather, Thomas Robertson Gibson, to his sister Mary demonstrating the importance letters and gifts from home had on morale.

Posted: 05/08/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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