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The Glen Clova – Accessible Self-Catering Caravan in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

The Glen Clova – Accessible Self-Catering Caravan

Wood Leisure is delighted to announce the launch of our new accessible caravan holiday home at Blairgowrie Holiday Park.  This contemporary caravan is designed to provide wheelchair users and their families with safe, easy access in a relaxing and comfortable environment. 

Our accessible two bedroom model features two twin bedrooms and a wet room.  Contemporary open-plan lounge/dining room and well equipped kitchen making it ideal for couples and families up to 4.  With full central heating and double glazing offering extra comfort whatever the weather.

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The Art of Independent Living - at 99!

The Art of Independent Living - at 99!

With an ageing population, finding centenarians who clock up a hundred years is becoming less rare, but finding a 99 year old enjoying independent living is still quite a find. 

Miss Jean Butchart is her own boss, with her own home, friends and hobbies. When asked what her secret was, Miss Butchart retorted, “Your guess is as good as mine”. Admittedly there’s no magic wand or secret potion.

Born in Newcastle, Jean Butchart moved to Scotland aged six months where she grew up until qualifying as a teacher in Domestic Science and Home Economics. During the war Miss Butchart taught in a Herefordshire school until a role in Aberdeen’s College of Domestic Science brought Jean to the Granite City in 1948. 

Assynt Crofters’ Trust launches its new Scottish Wheelyboat

A Wheelyboat in action

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Assynt Crofters’ Trust taking ownership of the beautiful North Assynt Estate in the Highlands of Scotland, comprising of 21,300 acres with over 200 lochs. As part of a week-long celebration, the Trust will launch their new Coulam 16 Wheelyboat on Loch Drumbeg. The lochs are only accessible to the fit and able-bodied and therefore Assynt Crofters’ Trust is launching their new Wheelyboat to be able to offer all the Trust’s visitors, regardless of age or ability, the opportunity to fish and watch wildlife in this stunning setting. 

UK’s largest all-inclusive mass participation event comes to Scotland for the first time

UK’s largest all-inclusive mass participation event comes to Scotland for the first time

Parallel Glasgow opens for registration: The UK’s largest all-inclusive mass participation fun run will take place in Scotland for the first time on 2 September 2018 as Glasgow’s George Square plays host to a mini family festival of active lifestyle activities. 

Parallel will welcome thousands of people of all ages and abilities to take part in a series of fun runs from 5km to 100m, including the ever popular Super Sensory 1km course. The award-winning event places disability inclusion at the heart of the experience, operating with the spirit of ‘Start Together, Finish Whenever’. Registration for the first ever Scotland event is open at parallellifestyle.com.

Kidz to Adultz Scotland welcomes 1500 visitors to The Royal Highland Centre

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Around 1500 people headed to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on 15th September for Kidz to Adultz Scotland – one of the largest, free Scottish events dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. 

Over 80 exhibitors were able to offer advice, support and information to attendees: mobility, communication, equipment and technology, beds and seating, toys and learning aids, funding, sports and much more. 

Royal Highland Centre to host Kidz to Adultz Scotland

Edinburgh’s Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre is to host Kidz to Adultz Scotland – one of the largest, free Scottish events dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families and the professionals who work with them in Scotland.

Approximately 120,000 children and adults in Scotland are living with a learning disability[1], and over one million are living with a sensory impairment.[2]

Over 80 exhibitors will assemble at Highland Hall on Thursday 15th September to offer advice, support and information on mobility, communication, equipment and technology, education, toys and learning aids, transport, beds and seating, service, funding, sports and leisure and much more. 

They Did it – Six riders, Five Nations and Over £5000 Raised to Fund Holidays for 40 Children at The Wingate Centre!

The Wingate Five Nations team has successfully completed their heroic challenge to cycle a 520 mile route through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England to raise over £5000 for The Wingate Centre in Nantwich, enabling around 40 disabled children to have a holiday!


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Intrepid charity champions to take on 26-mile mountain trek challenge

A mum-of-two will trek the length of a marathon through some of Scotland’s toughest terrain in just 12 hours to raise money for the charity that cares for her daughter.

Rosie McGearey, of South Queensferry, will tackle the Great Glencoe Challenge on 2 July on behalf of Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind.

Rosie’s daughter, Ciara, aged 19, lost her sight after contracting meningitis as a baby. She attended the Royal Blind School in Morningside and now has several nights respite care each week at the charity’s Forward Vision transitional service for young adults.

Now the 48-year-old former RAF medic, who is a full-time carer for Ciara, says she feels it is her duty to pay the charity back for its support.