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Royal Blind

Help blind people lead independent lives. Just £3 a month can provide life skills and training. Please make a donation today


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Royal Blind School

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 for pupils from P1 to S6. There is a free pre-school playgroup for under 5's.


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Royal Blind Learning Hub

The Royal Blind Learning Hub provides support, advice, free online resources and seminars to teachers and other education professionals in mainstream schools that work with visually impaired children and young people. 

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Forward Vision

Forward Vision is a transitional service that supports young adults between the ages of 17-25 who have a visual impairment as well as other disabilities. We offer 24 hour residential care as well as short breaks for respite. 


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Kidscene After School And Holiday Club

Kidscene is an after school and holiday club that caters for children with and without disabilities between the ages of 5-16. We are based in the Morningside area of Edinburgh and have access to excellent facilities including a swimming pool, sensory garden and multi-use games area.

We welcome children of all abilities and priority places are available for visually impaired children. 

resident at Braeside House

Braeside House

Braeside House is currently Scotland’s only specialist care home for visually impaired older people. We provide quality individual care in a homely supportive environment.

Royal Blind is currently constructing a second specialist care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley, due to open in late 2017.

staff member at braille press with guide dog

Scottish Braille Press

The Scottish Braille Press transcribes text for a range of business clients into large print, audio and Braille formats to enable written materials to be accessible to blind and partially sighted people, enabling their education, knowledge, empowerment and inclusion. We produce our own range of Braille magazines and provide employment for people with disabilities.


Lady reading text with help from magnifier

Scottish War Blinded

Our sister charity Scottish War Blinded provides support to veterans of the armed forces who have a significant visual impairment. Our members included those who were injured in a war as well as those who have lost their sight subsequently.