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. 

Royal Blind School student congratulated on Scout award in Scottish Parliament by MSP who attended same troop

Dennis Robertson MSP speaks at National Braille Week 2015

A Royal Blind student who became just one of four young people to be awarded a prestigious Scouting medal has been congratulated in Scottish Parliament on his ‘passion and inspiring efforts’ – by an MSP who was a  member of the same troop.

Posted: 03/02/2016 | Education

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Three Voices: Royal Blind Group staff and members star in short film

Anne Findlay sits in her living room

Royal Blind Group staff and members have taken the spotlight in a short, emotive film about blindness.

Posted: 02/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

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Braeside House residents welcome £4,000 garden makeover

Residents explore sensory herb garden

Green-fingered residents of Royal Blind’s Braeside House are looking forward to spring after the nursing home’s garden underwent a makeover that Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of.

Posted: 21/01/2016 | Care for Older People

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Vote for our Young Adults in Nationwide Care Home Idol Contest

Vote for our Young Adults in Nationwide Care Home Idol Contest

The young adults at Forward Vision have once again entered an entry for Care Home Idol. As the deadline for votes draws ever so close, we ask you to support our young adults by visiting the Care Home Idol Facebook page or website and register your vote.

Posted: 18/01/2016 | Supported Accommodation

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Scottish Braille Press introduces Unified English Braille

Alan Balfour

Today the Scottish Braille Press introduces Unified English Braille (UEB). In the past, the Braille code in English (SEB) had had variations from one country to another.

Posted: 01/12/2015

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Minister for Business Visits Scottish Braille Press

Fergus Ewing MSP

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, paid a visit to the Scottish Braille Press to learn more about their successful work as a supported employer. 

Posted: 19/11/2015

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Andrew's heartfelt poem about Braille

Andrew reading his poem
 
A heartfelt and deeply moving poem by Royal Blind School’s Andrew Pettigrew (14) was recently acclaimed during National Braille Week.
 

Posted: 22/10/2015 | Education

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National Braille Week celebrated at Scottish Parliament

Alex Salmond MP and performer Amy Moar

For this year’s National Braille Week, Royal Blind was invited to the Scottish Parliament by Dennis Robertson MSP to hold an exhibition on the 6-8th of October, and to host an event celebrating the development of braille on the 6th of October.  

Posted: 14/10/2015 | Education

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Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Royal Blind School pupils and young adults from Forward Vision collect clothing and raise funds to support refugee crisis in Europe

Pupils from the Royal Blind School and young adults from Forward Vision have responded to the present refugee crisis in Europe by collecting funds as well as donating toys, bedding and clothing.

By July 2015, over 438,000 refugees had claimed asylum in Europe compared to 571,000 for the whole of 2014. The conflict in Syria is the biggest driver of migration as well as continued violence in Afghanistan and poverty in Kosovo.

Posted: 21/09/2015 | Education, Supported Accommodation

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Visit our Royal Blind Stand at the SECC Independent Living Scotland Event in October

Visit our Royal Blind Stand at the SECC Independent Living Scotland Event in October

Royal Blind (Stand H86) will exhibit at the Independent Living Scotland event on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October 2015.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the services Royal Blind provides to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages across the UK in terms of education, care and employment including the Royal Blind School, Kidscene After-School and Holiday Club, Braeside House, Scottish Braille Press and Forward Vision.

Posted: 16/09/2015 | Education, Supported Accommodation, Care for Older People, Child Care

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