For the past year now, myself and other instructors in my charity (The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety – take a peak at our Facebook page or our website have been developing a Personal Safety course specifically for the Blind and Visually Impaired which includes self defence training.


This weekend should see the culmination of that training as we put two blind people through our Instructor exam and test day – including a Pressure Test where they will be attacked by two “attackers” over a five minute period.

Michael has been making his way over to our Centre, in the former church hall of Barony St. John in Ardrossan for this training and, you know me by now, I like my omens……..I was walking him back to his train when I noticed the name of the train operator –


Fate? omen? Or just a coincidence? You decide.

A. Bell

The Ardross-man 😀