Royal Blind Blog

Read about the people that we support and the services that we provide on our blog. You can also find out about forthcoming events and ways to support us. 

Video: Sensory Garden inspires pupils' art

artwork and text saying 'The sensory Garden'

When BBC's L.A.B. Scotland came to the Royal Blind School, pupils from Class 8 had a lot of fun creating art using everything from shaving foam to ipads. 

Posted: 21/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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We need your help to buy a new hoist for our hydrotherapy pool

Photograph of Hydrotherapy pool and hoist

“Picture, if you will, children running about and playing. Now imagine sitting in a wheelchair all day with splints on your legs and a body brace needing someone to facilitate movement. That is the reality for many of our pupils. Getting into a hydrotherapy pool means freedom. Freedom from constraint, freedom from discomfort and freedom to get close to friends.”

Posted: 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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Lisa Kenny reflects on her time as a PR Intern with Royal Blind

Photograph of PR Intern, Lisa Kenny

For three months I was an intern at Royal Blind’s head office whilst studying for my University degree in public relations at Queen Margaret University.

Posted: 08/04/2015 | 0 Comments

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Story telling project a tale of success

Image of pupil during Story Telling project

With the merger of the Royal Blind School’s two campuses earlier last year, the school recognised a need for additional support to be given to pupils during that time of relocation and integration.

Posted: 06/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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Art Exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School, Canaan Lane, Morningside

Art exhibition of contemporary Edinburgh landscapes donates 10% of every sale to support the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 02/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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Proud to be a Living Wage Employer

Braeside House roof garden

This week the Board of Royal Blind announced that the charity will introduce the Living Wage as from 1 April.

Posted: 24/03/2015 | 0 Comments

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Lothian Buses support Royal Blind

Royal Blind School pupils presented with cheque from Lothian Buses
Today (Monday), Lothian Buses made a special visit to The Royal Blind School to present the charity with a very generous cheque for £1000.
 

Posted: 23/03/2015 | 0 Comments

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New smart phone apps for the blind

New smart phone apps for the blind

At the Royal Blind we like to keep up to date with the latest advances in technology which could potentially help improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. This week there have been two new exciting apps developed and launched.

Posted: 19/03/2015 | 0 Comments

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Royal Blind Challenge Events 2015

Royal Blind Challenge Events 2015

Every year Royal Blind encourages people to participate in challenge events throughout Scotland to help raise money and awareness for the charity. If this sounds like something you would be interested in here are details of this year’s events where you can sign up and tick Royal Blind as your chosen charity.

Posted: 19/03/2015 | 0 Comments

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A gold rush for Royal Blind team at National Swimming Gala

Team RBS: Christina, Harry and Myles at the poolside.

Congratulations to the Royal Blind School's swimmers who won an amazing four gold medals at the National VI Youth Swimming Gala in Solihull.

Posted: 11/03/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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