Veteran opens recovery centre

posted 17 Aug 2009, 03:40 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 17 Aug 2009, 03:42 ]
A Scots soldier who was blinded in one eye following a roadside bomb attack in southern Iraq was due to open a new Army Recovery Centre in Edinburgh today

Lance Corporal Robert Reid, of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was scheduled to open the new 12-bed wing at veterans' charity Erskine's Edinburgh Home, in Gilmerton Road.

The centre is the result of a partnership between the charities Erskine and Help for Heroes, who will work together with the Army to provide a 'half-way' convalescent house for soldiers injured during duty.

This is the first purpose built centre in the UK and is being used as a pilot scheme.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News