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 tribute to Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat

A tribute to Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Scottish War Blinded member John Moffat, who was highly respected and greatly admired by his fellow members and staff. John is credited as the Fleet Air Arm pilot whose torpedo destroyed the rudder of the Bismarck during World War II.

Posted: 13/12/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Alex and Nikki Shand complete The Great North run in support of Scottish War Blinded

Alex and Nikki Shand complete The Great North run in support of Scottish War Blinded

Alex and Nikki Shand recently ran The Great North Run in support of Scottish War Blinded. Alex describes their experience on the day and the reasons for choosing to support our charity.

"There was only one choice this year when it came to us selecting a charity. My wife’s (Nikki) Grandfather, Hugh Cassidy, sadly passed away earlier in the year, and Scottish War Blinded provided him and his wife with a great deal of support in the latter stages of his life.

Posted: 15/09/2016 | 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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Archie Thomson describes the benefits of Scottish War Blinded membership

Archie Thomson describes the benefits of Scottish War Blinded membership

Archie Thomson served in the RAF in the 1950’s and recently joined Scottish War Blinded as a member having developed Age Related Macular Degeneration in subsequent later life. Archie is highly appreciative of the support Scottish War Blinded has provided and describes his membership experience in this article.

Posted: 05/04/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Ardrossan veteran with sight loss scales 20-metre wall in first ever climbing experience

Veteran with sight loss Peter Conaghan tries climbing for the first time

Scottish War Blinded veteran Peter Conaghan conquered a climbing wall in his very first attempt at the sport this week.

 

Posted: 22/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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Armed Forces Day 2014

Armed Forces Day 2014

Scottish War Blinded will exhibit at Armed Forces Day 2014 events across Scotland in June and July.  

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the public to show support and gratitude towards serving personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces through parades, flag raising ceremonies and military displays.

Posted: 20/06/2014 | 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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Arthur discovers a passion for art at the Linburn Centre

Arthur discovers a passion for art at the Linburn Centre

Since becoming a Scottish War Blinded member, Arthur Penman has discovered a passion for art at the Linburn Centre with many paintings now proudly displayed around the art room.

Posted: 01/10/2014 | 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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Black Watch veteran who served during Korean War shares his experiences of life on the front line

Jimmy Rodger, 86, sits in a chair at his home

Jimmy Rodger, of Dundee, was called up for national service at the age of 18 and wanted to follow in the footsteps of his uncle who was a Pipe Major in the Black Watch during the Second World War.

 

Posted: 16/12/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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