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 AGM 2013

Scottish War Blinded AGM 2013

Scottish War Blinded held its AGM on Wednesday 23 October.

Presiding at the AGM were Scottish War Blinded Chairman Douglas Osler, CEO Richard Hellewell and Vice Chairman Reverend John Shields MBE.

Reverend Shields provided a sincere and emotive address describing how the services provided by Scottish War Blinded contribute towards significant benefits to positive health and well-being instilling a new lease of life and greater social engagement.

Posted: 28/10/2013 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Remembrance Service 2013

Scottish War Blinded Remembrance Service 2013

Scottish War Blinded members marked the commemoration of World War One armistice at the Linburn Centre on Monday 11 November 2013.

The programme of commemoration included a remembrance service in the gardens of the centre followed by a reading of World War One poetry by members.

Posted: 19/11/2013 | Scottish War Blinded

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Appeals to Members and Staff for WWI Commemorative Material

Appeals to Members and Staff for WWI Commemorative Material

Scottish War Blinded is appealing to members and staff to share stories of relatives who served during World War One to support commemorations in 2014.

The commemorative programme includes an exhibition, remembrance service and partnership with a range of World War One research projects in Scotland.

Stories shared will serve to enrich our commemorative programme providing a range of poignant, personal and emotive case studies available now and for future generations.

To share your story, please contact: 0131 229 1456

Posted: 14/01/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Gift Audio Equipment to Highlanders Museum

Scottish War Blinded Gift Audio Equipment to Highlanders Museum

Scottish War Blinded has gifted voice recorders, SD cards and headphones to the Highlanders’ Museum in Inverness supporting their work in making exhibitions accessible for all.

As the largest regimental museum outside of Edinburgh, visitors can muse over 20,000 artefacts and 10,000 documents and photographs of Scottish regiments raised from the Clans and communities of the Highland’s and Isles in the late 1700’s.

Posted: 28/01/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Spring 2014 Scottish War Blinded Newsletter

Spring 2014 Scottish War Blinded Newsletter

SWB: Spring 2014 Newsletter

The spring 2014 edition of the Scottish War Blinded Newsletter will be released in March.

In the edition, we provide information about Scottish War Blinded’s World War One exhibition taking place in November at Central Library, Edinburgh.

We provide news about a planned Scottish War Blinded conference, an update from the Scottish War Blinded Young Members Group and Linburn Centre IT Instructor, Brian Wilson, describes the wide range of IT tuition available to members.

Posted: 04/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Members Donate Art to Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Scottish War Blinded Members Donate Art to Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Scottish War Blinded members Derek McDonald, Robert Harvey and Derek O’Rourke have generously donated artwork produced at the Linburn Centre to raise funds for Royal Blind during its national fundraising week.

Posted: 10/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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The Importance of Social Activities at the Linburn Centre

The Importance of Social Activities at the Linburn Centre

Social activities are at the core of Scottish War Blinded’s commitment to the positive health and well-being in terms of building strong and positive relationships with others, increasing levels of self-esteem, assisting some regain control of their lives and instilling a sense of support and camaraderie.

Scottish war Blinded member Alisdair Bernard shares his thoughts about attending the Linburn Centre:

Posted: 10/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Successful First Meeting of Member Drop-in Club in Dundee

Successful First Meeting of Member Drop-in Club in Dundee

Carole Martin, Outreach worker for Dundee and Angus, reports on the first meeting of the member’s drop-in club at Rosendael House.

The first meeting was held in Rosendael on Thursday 30 January 2014. Seventeen members and family attended from Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Carnoustie, Invergowrie and Forfar,

Posted: 14/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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BAE Systems Glasgow Raise Funds for Scottish War Blinded

BAE Systems Glasgow Raise Funds for Scottish War Blinded

Glasgow based employees at BAE Systems, the UK’s largest defence and security company, have raised funds for visually impaired veteran’s charity Scottish War Blinded.

BAE Systems recognises the success of its 34,800 employees in the UK by contributing money to its charities fund providing £2 million to veterans’ charities and events in the UK annually. The Glasgow employees were awarded the charity funds for meeting their health and safety targets.

BAE Systems employee Duncan McPhee said:

Posted: 18/02/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Members Participate in Scottish Blind Bowling Championships

Scottish War Blinded Members Participate in Scottish Blind Bowling Championships

Ten teams from across Scotland participated in the Scottish Association for Blind Bowling Championships on Saturday 8 March at Abbeyview Bowling Club, Dunfermline.

The event was organised by Scottish War Blinded member Ian Graham who has recently taken up his new position as Match Secretary for the Scottish Association for Blind Bowling.

Posted: 11/03/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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