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.

Blind snowboarding: Veteran blinded in Iraq takes to the slopes

Blind veteran Ben Shaw in his snowboarding gear

A blind veteran who had both his eyes removed after he was injured during operations in Iraq is training to hit the world stage in competitive snowboarding.

 

Posted: 29/01/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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Blind Veteran takes to the skies

Blind Veteran takes to the skies

Scottish War Blinded member Gordon Mills has recounted his recent gliding adventures at Portmoak Airfield, Fife with our partner charity Walking on Air: 

Posted: 27/10/2017 | Scottish War Blinded

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Bringing Art to Life

Bringing Art to Life

Livings Paintings' Book Club recently visited the Linburn Centre where members had the opportunity to experience the tactile images and audio guides for the first time.

Posted: 02/07/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Can you help Derek finish his World War One commemorative statue in time for Remembrance Day?

Can you help Derek finish his World War One commemorative statue in time for Remembrance Day?

Can you help Scottish War Blinded member Derek O’Rourke finish his World War One sculpture in time for Remembrance Day? Derek has produced a four and half foot commemorative statue of a World War One soldier, using wood, wire mesh and modroc, which requires a specialist spray paint finish.

Posted: 02/11/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Celebrating Creative Ageing at the Linburn Centre

Celebrating Creative Ageing at the Linburn Centre

Over one hundred visitors attended Scottish War Blinded’s ‘Creative Vision’ open day event at the Linburn Centre on Saturday 24 October 2015.

Creative Vision was part of Age Scotland’s 2015 Luminate programme, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival which celebrates creativity in later life through a series of workshops, performances and exhibitions organised across Scotland every October.

Posted: 01/11/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Centenary Bowling Tour Begins in Dundee

Centenary Bowling Tour Begins in Dundee

A team of Scottish War Blinded bowlers began their centenary bowling tour yesterday (Tuesday 28 April 2015) at Baxter Bowling Club, Dundee.

The team comprised of members from Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre and Outreach service including Ian Graham, Dennis Valentine, Bill Mackie and Billy Milne.

Posted: 29/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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Centenary Hall Officially Opened at Linburn

Centenary Hall Officially Opened at Linburn

Scottish War Blinded’s Centenary Hall was officially opened by the charity’s president, His Grace, The Duke of Buccleuch on Thursday 10 December 2015.

The Centenary Hall will provide members with an impressive, state-of-the-art gymnasium, physiotherapy space and a wonderful arena for sports and recreation for many years to come.

Posted: 21/12/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

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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

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Creative Hawkhead Centre veterans prepare to exhibit self-portrait sculptures at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Some of the veterans pose with their self-portrait sculptures

Artistic veterans from the Hawkhead Centre are getting ready to exhibit their beautiful self-portrait head sculptures at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum next week.

Posted: 11/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

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D-Day +1 veteran recalls memories of Normandy landings on 75th anniversary

John (left) in uniform as a teenager and right, 94, holding Legion D’honneur

A D-Day Plus One veteran who recently became a member of Scottish War Blinded after his sight deteriorated has recalled his memories of the Normandy landings.

 

Posted: 04/06/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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