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’s ‘Two Ronnies’ journey to Dechmont to reminisce about their youth in the village

Ronnie and Ronnie stand outside and have their arm around each other.

The Linburn Centre’s very own ‘Two Ronnies’ took a special trip to Dechmont, West Lothian on Tuesday, November 20, after discovering they had both called the tiny village home in their youth. 


Posted: 30/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


‘A web of support for the whole family’: Wife Sheena on how Scottish War Blinded has changed family life after husband’s sight loss

Mike Tasker (left) and Sheena Tasker (right) sit at home with their dog Thistle

Sheena and Mike Tasker, from Brechin, regularly attend Scottish War Blinded's monthly lunch group in Dundee. Wife Sheena shares how the charity has changed family life for the couple following veteran Mike's sight loss.



Posted: 28/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


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


Scottish War Blinded veteran performs in The Armed Man at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Jo Long (left) and Mick Hilton (right) at the Eden Court Theatre

A Navy veteran living with a visual impairment took to the stage in the Inverness Choral Society’s performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.


Posted: 19/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Linburn Centre members visit Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland's replica World War One fighter plane

32 Scottish War Members stand in a hanger in front of the replica Sopwith

The World War One centenary commemorations at the Linburn Centre continued this week with a visit to get up close with a replica of one of the Great War’s first ever fighter planes.


Posted: 16/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded veterans participate in London Cenotaph March Past

The veterans stand together before taking part in the Cenotaph March Past

Scottish War Blinded veterans represented the charity at the Cenotaph march in London on Remembrance Sunday.

Posted: 13/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


The Linburn Centre in West Lothian marks Armistice Day with poignant Remembrance service

World War Two veteran Harry Hog salutes after laying a wreath

The Linburn Centre in West Lothian marked the Armistice centenary with a poignant service of Remembrance.


Posted: 09/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Hawkhead Centre in Paisley holds remembrance service for armistice centenary

The soldier statue, made by members at Hawkhead, in the centre's garden

Veterans and friends of Scottish War Blinded gathered at the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley for a remembrance service this week, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Posted: 08/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Unique World War Two tapestry returns to the Linburn Centre in West Lothian

World War Two veteran Grant Abernethy takes a look at the World War Two tapestry

A unique World War Two tapestry which helped raise funds for the war blinded in the 1940s returned to the Linburn Centre this week - after it had been presumed missing for years.


Posted: 07/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Scottish War Blinded members visit Digging In Project in Glasgow's Pollak Park

Veterans explore the replica trench at the Digging In Project in Glasgow

Veterans who regularly visit Scottish War Blinded’s Hawkhead Centre in Paisley recently took a poignant trip to the Digging In Project in Glasgow, which recreates a World War One trench.


Posted: 07/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded