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. 

National Braille Week: celebrate all things dotty

a braille press

Every year Royal Blind dedicates a week to the dots. National Braille Week raises awareness of the tactile code that cracked open the written world to millions of blind and partially sighted people across the world. The week will take place from October 6 – 12 this year, coinciding with World Sight Day on Thursday 9th October, and we encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help us spread the word on braille and other alternative formats.

Posted: 03/09/2014 | 0 Comments

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On your marks… get set… Road Block Run

On your marks… get set… Road Block Run

Ready to run for Royal Blind? We have charity places available in Edinburgh’s zany Road Block Run.

Posted: 25/08/2014 | 0 Comments

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Get Running with Royal Blind Challenge Events

Four charity runners for Royal Blind after the Edinburgh marathon

 

Are you on a mission to get fit? Do you enjoy running? If the answer is yes, have you considered fundraising for Royal Blind at the same time?

Posted: 11/08/2014 | 0 Comments

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Libby Clegg Wins Gold for Scotland

Libby Clegg

We are enormously proud of our former pupil, Libby Clegg, who won Gold for Scotland last night in the Commonwealth Games.

Posted: 29/07/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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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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