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.

Veteran with vision impairment's railway hobby back on track thanks to CCTV magnifier

Barry in his garage surrounded by his model railway

A Glenrothes veteran living with a vision impairment is back on track with building his beloved model railway after receiving a specialist magnifier from Scottish War Blinded.


Posted: 17/04/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Sight loss veteran encourages others with vision impairment to get into sport as he gears up for sixth London Marathon

Steven on left in his sports massage clinic and running with cane on right

A Dalkeith veteran with sight loss is encouraging others with a vision impairment to take up sport as he gears up to run the London Marathon for the sixth time.


Posted: 15/04/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Titanic scratch model created by veteran with sight loss to tour world as part of international exhibition

The Titanic model with member Bernard standing to the right

A scratch model of the iconic Titanic, created in painstaking detail by a Wilkieston veteran with sight loss, will journey the world as part of an international touring exhibition.


Posted: 11/04/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


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


RAF veteran with vision impairment uses poetry talent to share experiences of sight loss

RAF veteran and poet Dave Phillips

An RAF veteran facing the prospect of blindness is using his talent for poetry to explore his feelings about living with sight loss.


Posted: 21/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


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


Veteran with sight loss calls for more understanding in society about living with a visual impairment

Eddie Carroll stands with his long cane

An RAF veteran with sight loss is calling for members of the public ‘not to underestimate’ people with a vision impairment.


Posted: 11/03/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


Coping with a glaucoma diagnosis

Rehabilitation Officer Katrina sits smiling at her desk

Scottish War Blinded Rehabilitation Officer, Katrina Campbell, gives expert advice on how to cope with a glaucoma diagnosis.


Posted: 15/02/2019 | Scottish War Blinded


How can mindfulness help people with vision impairments?

veterans with sight loss take part in mindfulness session

Palms resting open on laps with eyes gently closed, a small group of people with sight loss have gathered for their next mindfulness session.


Posted: 06/02/2019 | Scottish War Blinded