two pupils at Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh provides education, care and support to pupils with  visual impairment, including those who have additional support needs and complex multiple disabilities. Founded in 1835, we have a wealth of experience in teaching visually impaired children and young people. 

We offer full and part time day and weekly residential places. 


The Royal Blind School

teaching a child braille

Why Choose Us

The Royal Blind School is a community of young people who all share the common experience of visual impairment.

Our Campus

Our Campus

Historically the Royal Blind School was based on two campuses – Craigmillar Park and Canaan Lane, Morningside. As part of our re-development programme, all pupils are now educated and cared for at our Morningside site from the Autumn term 2014.  Read more about our re-development.

Classroom at Royal Blind School


All children entering the Royal Blind School must have significant visual impairment.


Supporting Mainstream Education

If you teach a child with a visual impairment find out how we can help you. 

Email Us.


43 Canaan Lane

Edinburgh EH10 4SG


Phone Us:

Tel: 0131 446 3120

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