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. 

Melanie runs EMF Marathon in Support of Royal Blind

Melanie runs EMF Marathon in Support of Royal Blind

Having run for a few years, I always planned to run my first marathon when I turned 40.  The natural choice was do run the Edinburgh marathon and raise money for the Royal Blind School to say a huge thank you to them on behalf of my entire family for all their support and care given to my Nephew Lloyd over the last 12 years.

Posted: 18/07/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Charity’s School Success Stories

Libby Clegg - Glasgow 2014, Commonwealth Games

The Royal Blind School provides much more than an education. Pupils learn valuable life skills to prepare them for the transition to adulthood. 

Posted: 17/07/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Scotland Office Minister Visits Braeside House

Scotland Office Minister Visits Braeside House

David Mundell MP, Scotland Office Minister, visited Braeside House on Wednesday 9 July 2014 to participate in a current affairs debate with residents.

Many residents were keen to learn about the work of the Scotland Office, who represent the devolved powers of Scotland in Westminster, and discuss the forthcoming referendum.

Posted: 15/07/2014 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People

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More Ways to Get Involved with Royal Blind

Royal Blind School sports day 2014

At Royal Blind, we’re passionate about getting you motivated and involved in all of our amazing projects!

Posted: 08/07/2014 | 0 Comments

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Farewell to our School Leavers!

Roseanne Allisson, Deputy Care Services Manager, with pupil

Today we also say a fond farewell to our school leavers. 

Posted: 27/06/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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A Farewell Celebration at Craigmillar Park

Pupil on adapted bike

We have held a number of activities to enable everyone to say goodbye to the building that has educated blind pupils since 1835.

Posted: 27/06/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Harry Lovett's Work Experience at Gorgie Farm

Harry Lovett at Gorgie Farm

When most 15 year old school pupils are asked what they would like to do as a work experience placement, most of them opt for comfortable indoor work with no heavy lifting. But not Harry Lovett!

Posted: 26/06/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Daniel Murphy visits 11th Edinburgh North East Cub Scout Pack

Scout Daniel and Roseanne, Care Manager

Royal Blind School pupil and Scout member Daniel Murphy recently visited another Scout Group to talk with them about disability awareness.

Posted: 17/06/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Craigmillar Park Campus Friends and Family Day 2014

Harry and Michael holding their baton

The annual Craigmillar Park Campus ‘Friends and Family Day’ took place on Friday 6th June, and was another fantastic opportunity for visitors to explore the Royal Blind School and meet our amazing teachers and staff.  This year’s event was even more special than usual, as it was the final Craigmillar Campus Friends and Family Day, ahead of the school’s exciting move to our newly renovated Canaan Lane Campus.

Posted: 12/06/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Touch Our World: Leaving a Lasting Legacy for Future Generations

Sports day at Royal Blind School

Did you know that by remembering Royal Blind in your will you can support our work and leave a lasting legacy for future generations?

Posted: 10/06/2014 | 0 Comments

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