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. 

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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Upcoming Royal Blind Challenge Events for 2015

Upcoming Royal Blind Challenge Events for 2015

Every year the Royal Blind encourages people to participate in Challenge Events throughout Scotland with to help raise money and vital awareness for the charity whilst helping people to get fit while having fun. If this sounds like something you would be interested in we have detailed this year’s upcoming challenge 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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Royal Blind School Cafe opens

Royal Blind School Cafe opens

Last week the Royal Blind School opened its brand new pupil run café in the refurbished Canaan Lane campus in Morningside. After head teacher Elaine Brackenridge cut the ribbon, hungry and excited members of staff and guests were met by a bright and spacious café with big windows, beautifully set tables with elegant tea china cups and flowers laid out on each one.

Posted: 10/03/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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Charity eBay Auction for Royal Blind Week

Elton John signed photograph

The Royal Blind charity eBay auction goes live this Friday 20 February at 4.00pm.

Posted: 18/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Greg Renton Enjoys Respite Care at Forward Vision

Greg Renton, young adult at Forward Vision

21 year old Greg Renton is registered blind, has learning difficulties and uses a wheelchair. He enjoys short breaks at Forward Vision to socialise and participate in activities. It also gives his parents respite.

Posted: 18/02/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation

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Are you up for our #Blind4Day challenge?

Are you up for our #Blind4Day challenge?

Royal Blind is encouraging you to take up a challenge and help raise funds for our charity as part of our annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week.

Posted: 12/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Smoothing the Transition from school

Speakers from the Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

The Royal Blind School was a centre for informative discussion on the move from school into adult life, as parents, carers, teachers and speakers from many different organisations gathered for the successful 'Post School Transition' event.

Posted: 11/02/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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