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. 

Caledonia Brewery Quiz Report

Caledonia Brewery Quiz Report

Sixteen teams contested the Royal Blind Brewery Quiz at Caledonia Brewery on Friday 21 March 2014.

The quiz included popular subjects such as general knowledge, music, literature and sport as well as film and airline logo picture rounds. A new feature was also introduced, the ‘Google versus Gary challenge’, where teams could challenge answers in a bid to top up their final score.

Posted: 25/03/2014 | 0 Comments

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Royal Blind's Gary Seath Runs for Royal Blind

Royal Blind's Gary Seath Runs for Royal Blind

On Sunday 16 March I participated in the 2014 Edinburgh Kilomathon for Royal Blind.

I have been running half marathons previously for another charity but decided to run for Royal Blind after the wonderful experiences I have had visiting the various services since joining the organisation in May 2013.

Posted: 19/03/2014 | 0 Comments

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Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Founded in 1793, Royal Blind is a national charity providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime.We provide education and care for children with services like Kidscene, the Royal Blind School, and all the way through to care for older people at Braeside House. But one crucial life stage we also have covered is support and care for young adults.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation

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Service Spotlight: Braeside House

Two ladies from Braeside House chatting on a sofa

Royal Blind is committed to providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime. Braeside House is our service which provides care for older people.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People

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Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Royal Blind was recently awarded the Job Centre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ award (also known as the Positive About Disabled People symbol). We have a long history of providing employment opportunities for disabled people, particularly at the Scottish Braille Press.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | 0 Comments

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Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Brandon, Daniel and Myles from class SMY went on a visit to The Lanterns of the Teracotta Warriors Exhibition at The University of Edinburgh's Old colelge Quad. The boys had been learning about Chinese new Year when their teacher, Ms young, found out about the exhibition, which was arranged by the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh to coincide with the holiday. The Institute is a national centre to promtoe educationl, economic and cultural tie between Scotland and China. 

Posted: 25/02/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Peter Howson Donates Painting to Royal Blind

Peter Howson Donates Painting to Royal Blind

Leading Scottish artist Peter Howson has generously donated a painting to the charity Royal Blind to raise funds and awareness for blind and visually impaired people.

The artist, who was appointed official British war artist during the war in Bosnia in 1993, has donated a painting worth £1,500 to the Scottish charity, which will be sold at an art exhibition as part of Royal Blind’s fundraising week later this month.

The donated painting, Judith, is perfectly in line with the overall theme of Royal Blind’s art exhibition.

Posted: 17/02/2014 | 0 Comments

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Exhibition Catalogue Now Available Online

Exhibition Catalogue Now Available Online

The Royal Blind Week exhibition and sale catalogue is now available to download.

Included in the catalogue is a full list of all the artists taking part and images of their donated pieces.

The exhibition and sale is part of Royal Blind Week and the opening hours are:

Friday 21 February: 10am - 6pm
Saturday 22 February: 10am - 6pm
Monday 24 February - Friday 28 February: 10am - 6pm
Saturday 1 March: 10am - 6pm

Posted: 14/02/2014 | 0 Comments

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Jolomo Paints for Royal Blind

Jolomo Paints for Royal Blind

Popular Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison –affectionately known as Jolomo – has kindly donated a painting to raise funds to support blind and visually impaired people.

Jolomo, who has become synonymous with Scottish landscape painting, has donated a work of art worth £2,000 to Scottish charity Royal Blind, which will be sold at an art exhibition during the charity’s fundraising week later this month.

Posted: 13/02/2014 | 0 Comments

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Artist Jonathan Freemantle Paints for Royal Blind

Artist Jonathan Freemantle Paints for Royal Blind

Jonathan Freemantle, a South-African born artist residing in Edinburgh, has donated a specially commissioned piece of art to raise funds to support blind and partially sighted people.

The artist has donated a work of art to Scottish charity Royal Blind, which will be sold at an art exhibition during the charity’s fundraising week next month.

 Jonathan Freemantle has been creating art in Edinburgh since 2006 and recently founded the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival with his wife, former model Anna Freemantle. Jonathan said:

Posted: 11/02/2014 | 0 Comments

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