Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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Veterans with sight loss learn the ropes at climbing event supported by Scottish War Blinded and Blind Veterans UK

Veterans stand as a group in front of a climbing wall

Press Release | 24/06/2019

A group of veterans are proving their sight loss is no barrier to sporting achievement after mastering climbing in a week-long event supported by charities Scottish War Blinded and Blind Veterans UK.



Inverness veteran who lost sight after stroke is regaining life-long hobbies with vision impairment charity's support

Del with his CCTV reader and specialist magnifiers

Press Release | 18/06/2019

An Inverness veteran who has significant sight loss after suffering a stroke is regaining his life-long fishing hobby with the support of a vision impairment charity.  



Partially sighted veteran journeys to Israel for Veteran Games with 'life-changing' support of Scottish War Blinded

Peter Ramsay (in red) lifts weights at Veteran Games

Press Release | 13/06/2019

An Irvine veteran with sight loss is feeling elated after taking part in a Veteran Games event in Tel Aviv with the “life-changing” support of Scottish War Blinded.



Westmuir veteran with sight loss overcoming 'isolation' with support of vision impairment charity

Sam Alexander (left) reads a magazine with his CCTV reader (right)

Press Release | 10/06/2019

A veteran who has battled “isolation” due to his vision impairment is now reconnecting with his friendship network and much-loved model aircrafts after receiving support from a sight loss charity.



Linburn Centre archery instructor receives coaching award for work with veterans with sight loss

Linburn Centre archery instructor receives coaching award for work with veterans with sight loss

Press Release | 04/06/2019

Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre archery instructor has received a disability archery award, commending him on his coaching of veterans who have sight loss.



Veterans with sight loss unite for Scottish War Blinded 2019 Dundee Reunion

Two Dundee Reunion guests sit and smile at their table

Press Release | 04/06/2019

Veterans living with sight loss from Dundee and surrounding areas came together recently for Scottish War Blinded’s annual reunion for the region.



Veterans with sight loss come together for Scottish War Blinded's second annual Northern Gathering

Four members enjoy the drinks reception at the Northern Gathering

Press Release | 03/06/2019

New connections were forged and old friends reconnected as veterans with sight loss came together to celebrate Scottish War Blinded’s annual Northern Gathering in Inverness.



Minister marches with veterans to back charity’s 500 Miles Challenge

Graeme Dey MSP, George Adam MSP with members in the garden at Hawkhead.

Press Release | 17/05/2019

On Friday May 17th, Scotland’s Veterans Minister Graeme Dey joined veterans and local MSP George Adam at Scottish War Blinded’s Hawkhead Centre in Paisley as members of the charity took part in a collective 500 Miles Challenge, including by walking on treadmills in the Centre’s gym.  


Veterans with Sight loss take on Scottish War Blinded 500 Miles Challenge with group walk at The Kelpies

Veterans stand in front of The Kelpies holding a photo frame saying 40,000 steps

Press Release | 16/05/2019

Veterans with sight loss took a march around The Kelpies on Wednesday, May 15, as they clocked up steps as part of Scottish War Blinded’s 500 Miles Challenge.



Hawkhead veterans with sight loss take on Renfrewshire Community Police in archery competition

The two teams stand smiling together

Press Release | 15/05/2019

Scottish War Blinded veterans representing the Hawkhead Centre emerged victorious in their very first archery competition against officers from Renfrewshire Community Police.