The Linburn Centre, West Lothian

The Linburn Centre is for ex-forces men and women, with sight loss, irrespective of cause. 

It is an activity hub for men and women of all ages and abilities - and is open free of any costs. As the centre is in a rural estate, free door to door transport can be provided.

Support includes:

  • Advice on suitable specialist equipment, such as CCTV readers and magnifers
  • Financial assistance to enable veterans to take equipment home
  • Cane training, to increase confidence in mobility when out and about
  • Practical help on making homes safer for someone with sight loss.

The activities and classes include:

  • Arts and crafts, using assistive technology 
  • Woodwork, specially adapted to each individuals' abilities 
  • Getting online  
  • Cookery 
  • Sports, such as acoustic shooting, archery and bowling
  • Strength and Fitness classes for all levels.


People tell us that spending time at the centre has transformed their lives. Veterans with similar life experiences can meet and build bonds over the shared experience of sight loss.

We offer a wide range of options for visiting the centre - from staying for a sociable long weekend, a week's intensive course in I.T or in a member's particular interest, to weekly visits. 

Get in contact on freephone 0800 035 6409 to find out more about the centre and our free membership. 

Activities and Sports 

Activities on offer range from the adventurous and sporting to the more relaxed. From rock climbing and bowling to flower arranging and arts & crafts - our team work with each individual to find life affirming pursuits. 


Our qualified Rehabilitation Officer provides training and access to specialist equipment to help members adjust to their sight loss.

One-to-one sessions and small groups encourage people to pick up new skills in a friendly environment.Drop-in sessions are available for guidance, and more intensive courses designed for each individual can be arranged. 

Scottish War Blinded member rides at Tandem Bike at the Linburn Centre

Sports Centre 

Our sports centre features a large hall for activities such as

Our acoustic shooting and archery clubs are open to members to try out a new hobby or to become more competitive. 

Veterans can be offered expert guidance on maintaining or developing fitness, with personal training at the gym available free of charge. 

Getting to the Linburn Centre

 Transport can be arranged free of charge for those who wish to visit the centre but are unable to reach it easily. 

Uncertain if the Linburn Centre is the right place for you or someone you know? Call to arrange an initial visit or find out more by flicking through our information booklet below. You can order a free copy by calling freephone 0800 035 6409. 

Accommodation at the Linburn Centre

There is a wide range of housing options available at the Linburn Centre, from accessible new builds to family homes.

Properties occasionally become available at a reduced rate of rent to our members and their families. If you are interested in finding out more please get in contact. 

'The Gardeners' Cottage', is a fully accessible holiday cottage in the grounds of the centre. The cottage is available for members & their families to enable them to stay and access the full range of opportunities at the centre.