Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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Scottish War Blinded

Tel: 0131 229 1456

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Veteran with sight loss regaining confidence with vision impairment-friendly smartphone from charity

Veteran Joe Gallie with his Synapptic smartphone

Press Release | 10/10/2019

A Royal Navy veteran with sight loss is regaining his confidence after receiving a vision impairment-friendly smartphone from charity Scottish War Blinded.

 

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Veterans with sight loss enjoy grand day out at Grampian Transport Museum

Scottish War Blinded veterans with vehicle exhibits at Grampian Transport Museum

Press Release | 04/09/2019

Veterans with sight loss from Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen enjoyed a huge variety of vehicle exhibitions on a recent trip to Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, with Scottish War Blinded support.

 

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Veteran with vision impairment re-lives career memories on David Murray Transport visit, supported by Scottish War Blinded

Veteran with vision impairment re-lives career memories on David Murray Transport visit, supported by Scottish War Blinded

Press Release | 28/08/2019

An Arbroath veteran and former lorry driver with sight loss has re-lived fond memories of his career with HGVs on a specially arranged visit to one of Angus' largest haulage companies.

 

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WWII veteran appeals to find fellow POW survivors

WWII veteran, Jimmy Johnstone, at home in Aberdeen

Press Release | 20/08/2019

A World War Two veteran who lived through the 1940 Battle for Saint-Valéry-en-Caux and five years as a prisoner of war is appealing to find other survivors of what he experienced.

 

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World War Two veteran and rock climber, 95, proves he can still scale walls despite sight loss

Jim stands in front of a climbing wall

Press Release | 20/08/2019

A 95-year-old World War Two veteran with a passion for rock climbing has been scaling walls once again with the support of a sight loss charity.

 

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Aberdeen veteran with sight loss conquers Munros with support from Scottish War Blinded and NESS

Veteran John (centre) on his Munros walk surrounded by his friends

Press Release | 14/08/2019

An Aberdeen navy veteran whose sight loss had rendered him housebound has conquered two Munros for charity, celebrating his new-found confidence in walking with a long cane.

 

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Veterans with vision impairment from Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre and Hawkhead Centre compete for charity's outdoor bowls trophy

Veterans with vision impairment from Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre and Hawkhead Centre compete for charity's outdoor bowls trophy

Press Release | 08/08/2019

Veterans with vision impairment who attend Scottish War Blinded’s Paisley and West Lothian activity hubs met at Cumbernauld Bowling Club on Thursday, August 8, for a hotly contested outdoor bowls match.

 

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New national initiative to link veterans with sight loss to support

The Minister chatting with two SWB members

Press Release | 08/08/2019

Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre in Wilkieston hosted a visit from Scotland’s Veterans Minister Graeme Dey and local MSP Angela Constance as Ministers announced a new initiative to ensure blind and partially sighted veterans are linked with support as soon as possible.

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Painter veteran defies sight loss by getting creative with new art forms

Douglas with four of his vision impairment-friendly collages

Press Release | 15/07/2019

A creative Elgin veteran with a huge artistic talent is overcoming the challenges of his sight loss by embracing new art forms and materials to create wonderful artworks.

 

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Veterans with sight loss unite for Scottish War Blinded's first Reunion event in Fife

Fife veterans and guests enjoy dinner in the Balbirnie Hotel dining room

Press Release | 11/07/2019

Veterans living with sight loss in Fife came together recently for Scottish War Blinded’s first annual reunion event for the region.

 

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