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Winners announced for 2019 Calendar Competition

People living with a brain injury were again asked by Digby Brown Solicitors to submit a piece of creative work to be used in our 2019 calendar. A separate piece was also chosen for our 2018 Christmas card.

We received over 150 entries this year from 20 brain injury groups across Scotland making judging very difficult - so many great entries!

The winners each received a £50 gift voucher and their local support group received a cheque for £200.

Winners - 2019 Calendar
Winners - 2019 Calendar & 2018 Christmas Card

Full details of the winning entries are below:

Christmas Card – Issy Robertson, Headway Dundee and Angus


Front Cover – Charlene Wood, Headway East Lothian

January – Brian Duncan, Brain Injury Grampian (B.I.G.) Group

February – Suzanne MacKenzie, Headway Highland

March – Stuart Shaw, Headway Falkirk

April – Eddie Malone, Headway Ayrshire

May – Laurance Coll, Quarriers Sunshine Club and Irene Burns, Compass BISL

June – Colin Fortune, Edinburgh Headway Group


July – Kirsty Lockhart, Headway Glasgow and Scott Rhodie, Headway Glasgow

August – Una coombs, Astley Ainslie Hospital

September – Hartley Neal, Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

October – Elinor Mather, Headway South Lanarkshire

November – Samantha Ward, BIEN Group

December – Grace Porter, Headway East Lothian

Kirsten Smith, CSR Manager at Digby Brown said: “For many individuals who have
suffered a brain injury, the activities and social contact they get from their
local group is a life-line with art often playing its part as a therapeutic

“We are proud to co-ordinate an event that encourages
those with brain injuries to express themselves through art and celebrate their
incredible talents.”

Edinburgh & Lothians Head Injury Information Day 2019

Over 300 guests and 28 exhibitors attended our Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on 29th May 2019.

This is the third year we have held the event in Edinburgh and the theme this year was ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ with speakers focussing on the various difficulties often faced following a brain injury and their advice on how to overcome them.

Attendees were able to hear from a number of inspirational speakers about overcoming behavioural problems, discussing issues claiming Personal Independence Payment (PiP) and hearing about the day in a life of an ABI survivor – to name just a few.

In addition they were able to visit a range of exhibitor stands who were there to share information about the services and support available to someone following a serious brain injury.

Please click on the images below to view presentations:

For further information about these Head Injury Information Days please contact Kirsten Smith e: kirsten.smith@digbybrown.co.uk

Glasgow & West Central Scotland Head Injury Information Day 2019

This year’s Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow proved to be the biggest and best yet with over 400 people and 38 exhibitors attending at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Wednesday 22nd May.

These Head Injury Information Days are the only events of their kind in Scotland, offering vital information about the support available locally
for people with a head injury and their families.

This year’s theme was ‘Vision and Breakthroughs’, featuring presentations from leading professionals in the field including Professor Tom McMillan who discussed head injury and the criminal justice system and Professor Madeleine Grealy who spoke about how
exercise changes your brain. Chris Stewart, Partner within the Serious Injury team at Digby Brown, discussed a wide angle view of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the ripple effect for family, friends, work, spouses and children.

Lisa Ross, ABI Survivor and Peer Support Development Worker from Momentum Scotland, also spoke about her experience offering a unique insight into the impact of brain injuries after her incredible recovery was highlighted in the national media including the Daily Record and The Scotsman.

Please click on images below to view presentations:

For further information about these Head Injury Information Days please contact Kirsten Smith e: kirsten.smith@digbybrown.co.uk