Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266



About Us

The Royal Blind School is Scotland’s only residential school specialising in the care and education of visually impaired children and young people, including those with complex needs and visual impairment.

We offer day and weekly residential places. Our residential houses are fully accessible and designed to be a home away from home. 

The Royal Blind School is a grant aided special school supported by the Scottish Government. Places are paid for through fees from local authorities or privately. 

The school is run by the charity Royal Blind and is regulated by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. 

Find out more about our work:



Myles playing the guitar

Who We Are

We provide education and care to pupils with a visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities.

Royal Blind School original campus at Craigmillar Park


The School for Blind Children at Craigmillar Park was founded in 1835. 

A pupil in the driving seat during Lothian bus day

Our Strategy

The Royal Blind School's campuses have merged and all facilities are based in Morningside from Autumn 2014.

Pupil at Royal Blind School sports day

Our Pupils

Meet our past and present pupils.

Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teacher

Our Staff

Read about our staff.