Our Staff

Scottish War Blinded is the sister charity of Royal Blind. Our Chief Executive is Mark O'Donnell.

The Senior Management Team of Royal Blind work across both Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. Read about our Senior Management Team.

The Scottish War Blinded managers are below:

Rebecca Barr, Director of Scottish War Blinded

  Rebecca Barr is the Director of Scottish War Blinded and has been with the charity since May 2016. She is responsible for leading the charity’s expansion of services.


Alison Cairns, Practice Lead

Alison Cairns Alison is a qualified social worker and previously worked for Glasgow City Council Social Work Services for nearly 25 years supporting and managing the Older Person’s Team, the Physical Disability Team, the Hospital Team and latterly, the Learning Disability Team.


Rosie McLaughlin, Practice Lead

Rosie McLaughlin Rosie is a qualified social worker and has worked in the field of sensory loss for nearly 30 years with local authorities around the country. She set up the Linburn Centre and now manages the Outreach Service.


Jim Thomson, Linburn Centre Manager

Jim is a qualified Remedial Gymnast (Physiotherapist) and has been involved in social care services for over 30 years.


Sally Ross, Hawkhead Centre Manager

Sally Ross, Hawkhead Centre Manager Sally trained as a registered general nurse and started her career as a staff nurse working in elderly care in Glasgow and Inverness. She joined The Strathcarron Project in 1996 and was promoted to Manager there in 2010.