Scottish Braille Press

2a Robertson Avenue 
EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 662 4445
Fax: 0131 662 1968


iSite Magazine - Scottish Braille Press and other Royal Blind Services

iSite magazine is packed with news, stories and staff profiles from across Royal Blind's services.


iSite Winter 2017

Document | 01/12/2016

In our latest edition of iSite our new residence for visually impaired adults, Allermuir, is officially opened, the Royal Blind School is awarded the Exo Schools Green Flag award and we have produced a free history book celebrating 125 years of the Scottish Braille Press.


iSite Summer 2017

Document | 07/06/2017

In the Summer edition of iSite, we are preparing for the opening of our new services in the West of Scotland with the launch of our new fundraising campaign. You can also find out how you can win the opportunity to have a character named after you in Christopher Brookmyre's next novel.





iSite Winter 2017

Document | 20/12/2017

In the Winter edition of iSite we take a look inside Royal Blind Group's new services in the West of Scotland, an exciting new move for the Scottish Braille Press is announced and Braeside House residents get a visit from Wilson the therapy pony.



iSite - Spring 2018

Document | 15/04/2018

In the Spring edition of iSite, we mark the beginning of celebrations for Royal Blind’s 225th anniversary. Our new Policy Manager, Richard Baker, explains how we are taking a stand for people with sight loss and we speak to the aerospace apprentices behind a piece of futuristic new technology at the Royal Blind School.



iSite - Summer 2018

Document | 17/09/2018

In the Summer edition of iSite, the First Minister opens our new care home for older people in the West of Scotland, Jenny’s Well, and we mark the official opening of our new premises for the Scottish Braille Press.

As part of our mission to stand up for people with sight loss, we are calling for government action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 188,000 people in Scotland who are living with a vision impairment, and Scottish War Blinded member, Sandy, tells the story of how during World War II, he was stranded at sea in shark infested waters for 19 days. 


iSite - Winter 2018

Document | 09/12/2018

In this edition In November we marked 225 years of supporting blind and partially sighted people with a reception at the Scottish Parliament. To celebrate reaching our 225th anniversary we have produced a booklet, which looks at how our services have evolved along with societal attitudes towards sight loss and disability.

We also launched Our Vision for Equal Education, our campaign to level the playing field in education for children and young people with vision impairment, and in October, staff and residents of Jenny’s Well Care Home celebrated one year since the service opened its doors. 


iSite Spring 2019

Document | 25/04/2019

Welcome to the Spring issue of Isite magazine, with all the latest news from Royal Blind.

In this issue read about former Royal Blind pupil Harrison Lovett, who has just won a silver medal in the Judo at the Special Olypics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. You can read his amazing story on pages 2 and 3.

We've also launched a very special project at Jenny's Well in Paisley. The project seeks to raise awareness of the care needs of thousands of people with dementia and sight loss (page 4).


iSite Summer/Autumn 2019

Document | 15/08/2019

Welcome to the Summer/Autumn edition of iSite magazine with all the news from Royal Blind.


iSite Winter 2020

Document | 30/01/2020

Welcome to the latest edition of iSite with all the latest Royal Blind news.

It’s been a busy few months across the whole of Royal Blind. Pupils at the Royal Blind School were the first in Scotland to try out protype braille Lego bricks which are being made by the Lego Foundation for children who are visually impaired. You can read the full story on pages 2 and 3.

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Happy reading!



iSite Summer 2020 - Our response to Coronavirus

Document | 15/07/2020

Welcome to the Summer edition of iSite magazine.

In this edition, we detail our services' response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We share how some of our Royal Blind School pupils have continued learning during the lockdown. Kirin Saeed, who is blind, tells us about how difficult social distancing is for people with visual impairment. 

We also have non-COVID news, such as the search for a long lost painting of Royal Blind's founder by Scottish painter Sir Henry Raeburn.  The painting was commissioned because Royal Blind's founder wasn't a fan of Napoleon Bonaparte!

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Happy reading!