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Music Unlimited at the Royal Blind School

Music Unlimited perfomance

 

An inspiring afternoon of conversation and performance took place at the Royal Blind School this week. The "Music Unlimited" event was the finale of a student-led enquiry into music-making opportunities, with pupils from Royal Blind School and James Gillespie's High School coming together creatively.

Posted: 19/11/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Royal Blind School pupils meet Scottish War Blinded members

A Royal Blind School pupils investigates Braille woodwork at the Linburn Centre

As part of their project on Remembrance, pupils from the Royal Blind School followed up their visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory (read more here) with a visit to Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre. The West Lothian-based centre offers a wide range of activities, social outings, rehabilitation and independent living skills to visually impaired veterans. Here is teacher Ms Young's account of the day.

Posted: 11/11/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Pupils meet veterans on trip to the Poppy Centre

Inside the Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Pupils from class 7 at the Royal Blind School recently went on an educational visit to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh as part of a project on Remembrance. Here, their teacher Ms Young gives an account of the day...

Posted: 10/11/2014 | 0 Comments | Education

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Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager of the Scottish Braille Press, Sandra Wright, gained an International Certificate in Risk Management - after passing the year-long professional course with distinction.

Posted: 10/11/2014 | 0 Comments

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Royal Blind School Awards Nomination

Image of Royal Blind School pupils during sports day

Award nomination for the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 04/11/2014 | 0 Comments | Education, Child Care

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AGM bids farewell to Board Members

Douglas Osler receiving farewell gift from Gwenn McCreath

It was the final AGM for Chair, Douglas Osler, who formally stepped down after 11 years.

Posted: 23/10/2014 | 0 Comments

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Run for Royal Blind in 2015

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Three great events, one excellent cause. Run for Royal Blind with a free charity place in either Kilomathon Scotland, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival or the Scottish Half Marathon. 

Posted: 16/10/2014 | 0 Comments

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Dennis Robertson MSP says Braille is about more than books

Dennis Robertson MSP and his guide dog, Mr Q, in the Scottish Parliament

Scottish politician Dennis Robertson, the first blind Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), talks to Royal Blind about why Braille is still so important to him in everyday life, despite the advances in technologies.

Posted: 09/10/2014 | 0 Comments

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Braille: A Dotted History

Braille Text

Braille is a code by which all languages may be written and read. Through its use, people who are blind or visually impaired can read the written word.

Posted: 08/10/2014 | 0 Comments

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Jenni Fagan talks books and Braille

Jenni Fagan launches National Braille Week

To launch National Braille week we met award winning writer of The Panopticon Jenni Fagan, on a bright and blustery Portobello Beach. Jenni was speaking at the Portobello Book Festival but took time out to support National Braille Week and discuss her work with writers who have visual impairments.

Posted: 07/10/2014 | 0 Comments

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