Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded

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Jos Weale, PR & Communications Executive

Scottish War Blinded update: Coronavirus response

External view of the Hawkhead Centre

Press Release | 01/04/2020

The latest on Scottish War Blinded services' response to COVID-19.



Statement regarding the changes of our services based on the latest advice on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

The Linburn Centre and the centre garden

Press Release | 12/03/2020

Rebecca Barr, Director of Scottish War Blinded, said: “Due to the increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the UK and advice that older people or people with pre-existing health conditions should avoid large groups and crowds, we will temporarily be changing the way we can offer services to the people we support.

“These are preventative measures to prioritise the health of those whom we support.


Blind Fife veteran shortlisted for Role Model of the Year award

Garry Cowan wears a harness and stands in front of a climbing wall

Press Release | 20/02/2020

A blind veteran from Fife has been shortlisted for the ‘Role Model of the Year’ award in this year’s Scottish Veterans Awards - nominated by charity Scottish War Blinded.



Houston veteran shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year award for work with Scottish War Blinded's veterans with sight loss

Volunteer David Carruthers stands in the Hawkhead Centre hub area

Press Release | 20/02/2020

A Houston veteran has been shortlisted for the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ in this year’s Scottish Veterans Awards - nominated by charity Scottish War Blinded.



Creative veterans with sight loss to display artwork to public for first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Veteran John paints at his easel in Hawkhead Centre art room

Press Release | 11/02/2020

A group of veterans who embraced art as a hobby after sight loss will display some of their creations at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in an exhibition beginning this month (February).



Veterans with sight loss enjoy horse riding experience, supported by Scottish War Blinded and Tannoch Stables

Scottish War Blinded veterans with horses at Tannoch Stables

Press Release | 16/01/2020

A group of veterans with sight loss have experienced the joy of horse riding with the support of charity Scottish War Blinded and Tannoch Stables in Cumbernauld.



New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

Picture of Kirin Saeed

Press Release | 22/12/2019

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today. Sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. 


New Chair for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

Michael Craig

Press Release | 05/12/2019

New Chair for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded


WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday with Air Force themed celebration at RAF Lossiemouth and Morayvia

Scottish War Blinded veterans wearing their RAF Lossiemouth beanies

Press Release | 03/12/2019

A World War Two veteran has been treated to an air force themed outing, organised by Scottish War Blinded, RAF Lossiemouth and Morayvia, in celebration of him turning 100 years old.



Dumfries veteran urges fellow residents to open up about life-changing impact of sight loss

Jim Behan with his Travelux magnifier

Press Release | 25/11/2019

A veteran with an age-related eye condition is urging fellow Dumfries and Galloway residents to talk more openly about the life-changing impact of sight loss.