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. 

Making the transition from school - information event


The move from school to adult life is a big change for anyone, but young people with additional support needs can face even greater challenges.

To prepare and inform parents and carers for their own child's post-school transition, the Royal Blind School is hosting an information event on Tuesday February 10.

Posted: 28/01/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


The move to Unified English Braille

Standard English Braille alphabet card

Braille still has an important role to play in the mix of accessible formats, but the code is evolving for the 21st century. Several distinct Braille codes, such as maths, computing and literary versions, are being brought together into one single set of rules – Unified English Braille (UEB).  This has been adopted as the official Braille code in major English-speaking countries.

Posted: 26/01/2015 | 0 Comments


Cane or Canine

image of guide dog crossing a road

For blind and partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one and in this blog we explore the options.

Posted: 20/01/2015 | 0 Comments


Run for Royal Blind in 2015

Image of person running

Royal Blind is encouraging Edinburgh residents to get fit while raising much needed funds for our services.

Posted: 05/01/2015 | 0 Comments


Braeside House Inspection Report

Braeside House resident with relative

We are delighted that Braeside House has received an excellent report from the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 19/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People


The Forward Vision Christmas Music Video

Amanda singing at a Forward Vision workshop

Forget Slade, Wham and those tired old yuletide tracks. This year, Forward Vision's young adults have made their very own Christmas musical classic - and it needs your votes!

Posted: 18/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation


The Christmas Book of Crazy Poetry

Andrew Pettigrew reading a poem in Braille.

Royal Blind School pupil and author Andrew Pettigrew sends a thank you message to all those who made a donation for his book of poems and helped raise funds for tackling Ebola in West Africa.

Posted: 18/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Education


Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

Overseas visit for Royal Blind School

A visit from an overseas student highlights the importance of the outreach work being done by the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 17/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Education


The Kidscene Christmas singalong

Musicians playing at the Kidscene singalong.

The show must go on, as they say, so this week's stormy weather didn't stop Kidscene's annual Christmas singalong in the sensory garden: it just moved it indoors!

Posted: 12/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Child Care


A Musical Christmas

Matthew Goode with Nordoff Robbins therapist and Nina Nesbitt

Royal Blind’s Christmas celebrations kicked off last week with a concert hosted together with Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Posted: 10/12/2014 | 0 Comments | Education