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. 

A four legged visitor is welcomed at Braeside

A four legged visitor is welcomed at Braeside

A new four legged friend was warmly welcomed to Braeside House recently.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People


Scottish Braille Press becomes ISO 27001 accredited

Manager John Donaldson standing outside the Scottish Braille Press.

Scottish Braille Press Manager John Donaldson describes the importance of ISO 27001 accreditation, and its benefits to Scottish Braille Press customers.

The Scottish Braille Press has become ISO27001 accredited.

This is an important milestone for our organisation. 

ISO27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for an information security management system.

It helps to identify the risks to our important information and put in place the appropriate controls to help reduce the risk.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments


Royal Blind School donates equipment to Blind School in Malawi

A pupil using a screen reader in the Nkope school for the Blind in Malawi

Teaching equipment which was no longer needed at the Royal Blind School is being put to good use in a Blind School in Malawi.

Posted: 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Equality Status Report 2015

Image of staff member working at Scottish Braille Press

The Equality Status Report for 2015 has now been published. Here we highlight the main points of the report and what it means for the Royal Blind Group and its employees.

Posted: 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Imagine a visit to the Royal Blind School

Swedish Teachers (L-R) Liselott, Louise, Eva, Lena, Birgitta

Having read about Royal Blind through the work of the IMAGINE European project, five teachers from Sweden got in touch through Facebook to ask if they could visit the Royal Blind School. 

Posted: 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


It’s all go at Braeside House

Barrie Simcock at Braeside House bowling activity

It’s good to keep body and mind active and to that end Barrie Simcock and Elaine Keay are responsible for a continuous timetable of activities and events that help to keep everyone at Braeside House engaged and entertained.

Posted: 27/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People


Kidscene Easter Holiday Club 2015

Children at Kidscene with Skunk from Cool Creatures

“The children have more time to play and relax because you have the full day and children enjoy taking part in the activities.”

Posted: 27/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Child Care


Video: Sensory Garden inspires pupils' art

artwork and text saying 'The sensory Garden'

When BBC's L.A.B. Scotland came to the Royal Blind School, pupils from Class 8 had a lot of fun creating art using everything from shaving foam to ipads. 

Posted: 21/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


We need your help to buy a new hoist for our hydrotherapy pool

Photograph of Hydrotherapy pool and hoist

“Picture, if you will, children running about and playing. Now imagine sitting in a wheelchair all day with splints on your legs and a body brace needing someone to facilitate movement. That is the reality for many of our pupils. Getting into a hydrotherapy pool means freedom. Freedom from constraint, freedom from discomfort and freedom to get close to friends.”

Posted: 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Lisa Kenny reflects on her time as a PR Intern with Royal Blind

Photograph of PR Intern, Lisa Kenny

For three months I was an intern at Royal Blind’s head office whilst studying for my University degree in public relations at Queen Margaret University.

Posted: 08/04/2015 | 0 Comments