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. 

Art exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

Picture of blackboard with "You can Help" written on it.

As visitors descend on Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, art exhibit ‘Visions of Edinburgh’ continues its run at Henderson’s of Edinburgh on Hanover Street until September.

Posted: 06/08/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Forward Vision's barbecue is a Hawaiian sizzler

Forward Vision's barbecue is a Hawaiian sizzler

The garden at Forward Vision was looking particularly colourful this month when everyone gathered in gaudy shirts and flower garlands to enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer barbecue.

Posted: 22/07/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation


Ofcom propose more accessible Electronic Programme Guides

Image of TV electronic programme guide

There are an estimated two million people in the UK with visual impairments and that number is increasing as the population ages.

Posted: 22/07/2015 | 0 Comments


Messing about on the canal

The barge with Braeside residents on deck

With summer (supposedly) upon us, the Braeside House residents have been making the most of the scant Edinburgh sunshine on regular cruises along the Union canal.

Posted: 16/07/2015 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People


Austrian influence at Kidscene Holiday Club

Julia and Anna at Kidscene

Few charities could manage without the enthusiasm, hard work and commitment of volunteers, and Royal Blind is no exception with its band of helpers taking on wide-ranging and important roles.

Posted: 09/07/2015 | 0 Comments | Child Care


Cycling for Royal Blind

Photo of James Gregson with cheque and his bike

Land’s End to John O’Groats (in five days), by James Gregson.

Posted: 02/07/2015 | 1 Comment


Royal Blind School visit Carl Strehl-Schule

Staff and pupils in Carl Strehl-Schule, Marburg, Germany

Last week pupils and staff from the Royal Blind School enjoyed a cultural exchange trip to Marburg in Germany. This diary blog highlights their adventure!

Posted: 29/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Royal Blind's Fantastic Fundraisers

Photo of Alfie, Louise and Sophie Young at Great Scottish Toddle

No charity could survive without the generosity, hard work and commitment that is offered by volunteers who organise and take part in fundraising activities.

Posted: 23/06/2015 | 0 Comments


Fun in London at the Metro Games

Junjie with his gold medal

Five pupils from the Royal Blind School took part in the London Metro Athletics Open last weekend - an annual sporting extravaganza for blind and partially sighted athletes from across the UK. 

Posted: 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Dark and Light: a poem by Forward Vision's Brenda Archibald

Brenda Archibald portrait

Forward Vision staff member Brenda Archibald took pen to paper and wrote the poem below after being inspired by the young adults she works with. Brilliant stuff, thanks Brenda!

Posted: 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation