Linburn Centre

The Linburn Centre is a free facility for Scottish War Blinded members based in West Lothian.

Time and time again, people tell us that spending time at the centre has transformed their lives. Veterans who have shared life experiences can meet and build bonds over the shared experience of sight loss.

If you know of a veteran with sight loss, or are one yourself, call us on 0800 035 6409 to request to arrange a first visit to the centre to find out more, and to see how the centre fits into each individual's life. 

As someone who is new to Scottish War Blinded, you will be invited to consider if you would like to visit the centre - either on a regular basis, for an intensive course, or for weekends of activities and experiences. 

During your first visit veterans will: 

  • Learn more about what Scottish War Blinded do
  • Be welcomed by one of our centre officers, who will be responsible for supporting each individual achieve their own goal 
  • Be shown the range of facilities and activities on offer and discuss available opportunities 

The centre can help veterans develop the skills and confidence to live life to the full. We offer a wide range of options for visiting the centre - from staying for a socialable 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 suitable life affirming pursuits. 

Rehabilitation 

Our qualified Rehabilitation Officer provides training and access to specialist equiment 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 members at the Linburn Centre

Centenary Hall

Our sports centre features a large hall for activities like archery and acoustic shooting, as well as a gym and bowling green

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

There are bus links to and from the centre and transport can be arranged free of charge for those who wish to visit the centre but are unable to reach it easily. View the bus journey planner.

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. 

In late 2017 we will open a new property -  'The Gardeners' Cottage', a fully accessible holiday cottage in the grounds of the centre. The cottage will available for members & their families to enable them to stay and access the full range of opportunities at the centre.