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wheelAIR key backer in historical moment for inclusivity: the first ever Adaptive Highland Games

Scottish healthcare start-up wheelAIR were key supporters of what have been described as the UK’s first ever Adaptive Highland Games. Adapt…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Aug 7, 2018

One of GB's Most Successful Paralympians Looks Back at his Career

by Abeer Darwish A 5-time Paralympic medallist and a Blackwood customer, Tom killin has lived in supported accommodation in Edinburgh sinc…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Jul 13, 2018


2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics- Team GB Takes Another Silver

Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe have taken Silver in the women's visually impaired super combined event. Despite a tremend…

Started by Oliver Hughes

0 Mar 13, 2018


PyeongChang 2018: A Guide to Para Snowboarding

With just over a month to go, the start of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics 2018 is fast approaching. With speed in mind, the Paralympics…

Started by Oliver Hughes

0 Feb 6, 2018

Everything is smaller in America - Disability access in Manhattan and at the U.S. Open tennis.

There's an often-repeated phrase that "everything is bigger in America." This phrase can be applied in any number of ways from the sheer nu…

Started by Tim Neill

0 Sep 26, 2017

"Wheelchair sports gave me back something I thought I'd lost forever" - and interview with Ryan Macdonald

Blackwood’s Annual General Meeting will soon be taking place in Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre with the theme for day centred o…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Sep 8, 2017

Wimbledon: A disability perspective

What do you think of when you see the word Wimbledon? Chances are this conjures up images of strawberries and cream and pristine grass tenn…

Started by Tim Neill

2 Jun 10, 2017
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"Chocks away!" Karen finds new independence at 3,000 ft

“When you're up there you can't think about anything else. It feels cliché to say you feel free but you do.”   You have probably dreamt abo…

Started by Emer Harrison

0 Apr 4, 2017

Crab crawling boat is unlikely accessibility boost for wheelchair users

From the romanticised world of Moby Dick to Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea, the open water has always held an indisputable attraction in t…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Feb 22, 2017

Conquering the Matterhorn: Jamie Andrew on the Mountain of Mountains

On a wet afternoon in the summer of 2015 I had a wide-ranging conversation with the celebrated Scottish mountaineer Jamie Andrew, a discuss…

Started by Kenneth Hogg

0 Sep 7, 2016


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