Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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Sight loss charity launches loneliness report at SNP Conference

Veterans speaking to each other at a Scottish War Blinded event

Press Release | 08/06/2018

Today Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people will launch a new report highlighting the links between sight loss and social isolation.  Royal Blind is holding a joint fringe meeting with Age Scotland on the issue of loneliness as the Scottish Government prepares to finalise a groundbreaking nation strategy to tackle social isolation.


Veteran tells how Scottish War Blinded provided 'lifeline' service after suffering from depression and loneliness

Monty smiles at camera outside Hawkhead Centre

Press Release | 02/05/2018

A visually impaired veteran has told how Scottish War Blinded has provided him with a ‘lifeline’ in the fight against loneliness and isolation.


‘Life-changing’ service officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester

Duke of Gloucester tours art rooms at the Hawkhead Centre

Press Release | 27/04/2018

Scottish War Blinded's ‘life-changing’ service for veterans with sight loss in Paisley was officially opened yesterday by the charity’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.


Flying the flag: Hawkhead presented with standard by Royal British Legion

Sottish War Blinded members stand beside a flag

Press Release | 08/03/2018

Members of an activity hub for visually impaired veterans have been presented with their very own flag.


Blind WW2 veteran takes to the slopes for the first time

Scottish War Blinded member, Gordon, skis with assistance of instructor

Press Release | 14/02/2018

A blind Second World War veteran has taken to the slopes for the first time – just two days after his 96th birthday.

Gordon Mills, of Edinburgh, had his first ever ski lesson at Midlothian Snowsports Centre on Tuesday in a trip arranged by charity Scottish War Blinded.


Rod regains his independence with help of Scottish War Blinded

Rod reads from back of audiobook case

Press Release | 05/02/2018

A blind veteran is regaining his independence after being given a cutting edge piece of equipment by a sight loss charity.


New services for visually impaired people now open

Jenny's Well care home exterior

Press Release | 02/10/2017

Two brand new services in the West of Scotland for blind and partially sighted people are now open.


Specialist services for blind people to open doors to community

Jenny's Well care home exterior

Press Release | 07/09/2017

Local residents are being invited to attend an Open Day at two newly built services for blind people in Paisley.


Royal Blind Group Appoints New Chief Executive

Mark O'Donnell

Press Release | 09/05/2017

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.


Information day planned to promote new jobs in Paisley

Information day planned to promote new jobs in Paisley

Press Release | 05/05/2017

Jobseekers are invited to attend an information day to find out more about 150 new jobs being created in Paisley.