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.

No Obstacle Too Great for Scottish War Blinded Member Tom Boal

No Obstacle Too Great for Scottish War Blinded Member Tom Boal

Scottish War Blinded member Tom Boal will raise funds for Scottish War Blinded by participating in the ‘Rat Race Dirty Weekend’ on Saturday 10 May 2014. Tom has taken time out of his busy training schedule to tell us how his preparations are progressing:

“Saturday 10 May 2014 will see me tackle the world's longest/largest Obstacle Race, known as the ‘Rat Race Dirty Weekend’.  A unique race which consists of 20 miles over 200 obstacles at Burghley House Estate, Stamford.

Posted: 06/05/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Exhibit at 2014 Sight Village Roadshow Events

Scottish War Blinded Exhibit at 2014 Sight Village Roadshow Events

 

Scottish War Blinded exhibited at the 2014 Sight Village roadshow events at Glasgow and Edinburgh last week.

Sight Village, organised by Queen Alexandra College, brings together professionals, businesses, charities and other organisations who support visually impaired people. Visitors can visit a wide range of engaging presentation stands, access information, try out audio-visual equipment and attend seminars.

Posted: 28/04/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Member Samples Vietnamese Culture

Scottish War Blinded Member Samples Vietnamese Culture

 

Scottish War Blinded member Dr Raymond Donnelly visited Vietnam recently as part of a business trip working for Herriot Watt University. He has provided us with a report of his experience.

“Recently I had the opportunity to visit Vietnam on business. While there I took the chance to visit three cities Hanoi, Hue, the ancient capital, and Ho Chi Min City, also called Saigon. The people throughout the country are charming and couldn’t do enough for us. The three cities are very different but the people are the same wherever you go.

Posted: 17/04/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded Collaborate with Disability History Scotland for WWI Commemorative Project

Scottish War Blinded Collaborate with Disability History Scotland for WWI Commemorative Project

 

Scottish War Blinded are currently working with Disability History Scotland’s ‘All Together Now’ project as part of their WWI commemorative programme.

The project, which received Scottish Heritage Lottery funding, reflects upon World War I as the catalyst for attitudinal change towards disability as a result of the huge influx of soldiers returning to the UK requiring long-term care following medical discharge.

Posted: 14/04/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded to Commemorate World War I Armistice with Exhibition at Central Library

Scottish War Blinded to Commemorate World War I Armistice with Exhibition at Central Library

Scottish War Blinded will commemorate the Armistice by hosting a World War I exhibition from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 November 2014 at Central Library, Edinburgh.

The exhibition, in partnership with the Edinburgh University led ‘Scotland’s War’ project, will focus on the development of chemical warfare, attitudinal changes towards disability and the rehabilitation and training provided to blinded soldiers by Scottish War Blinded following its foundation in 1915.

Posted: 08/04/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

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Thurso Townswomen's Guild Donate Funds to Scottish War Blinded

Thurso Townswomen's Guild Donate Funds to Scottish War Blinded

The Thurso Townswomen Guild recently raised a fantastic £300.00 for Scottish War Blinded as a result of their annual coffee morning.

Isabel Cross describes the guild’s long association of raising funds for Scottish War Blinded:

Posted: 31/03/2014 | 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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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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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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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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