Scottish Braille Press

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Press Releases - Scottish Braille Press

Bright future for Braille as charity opens new Scottish Braille Press

Staff gather outside the Scottish Braille Press

Press Release | 05/06/2018

Today, Royal Blind officially opened its new Scottish Braille Press premises and begins a modern chapter in the production of Braille, large print and audio publications for nearly two hundred thousand blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. 


Bestselling crime author Alex Gray visits Scottish Braille Press

Author Alex Gray poses with Braille editions of her new book The Darkest Goodbye

Press Release | 29/02/2016

Celebrated crime author, Alex Gray, has praised the work of the Scottish Braille Press in making literature accessible for blind people after meeting the team who are producing the Braille edition of her much-anticipated new novel.


Cabinet Secretary Angela Constance MSP visits Scottish Braille Press

Press employee demonstrates audio recording process to Angela Constance MSP

Press Release | 06/10/2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities today paid a visit to the Scottish Braille Press to find out more about its role as an employer of disabled people.


Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Press Release | 10/04/2020

Children with visual impairments are ‘accessing the world’ with special braille devices as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

The BrailleNote Touch devices are being used by several Royal Blind School pupils to continue their learning while at home.


Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

Press Release

Two of Scotland's most popular crime writers are supporting Royal Blind’s move to give away 50 free braille books during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray are among the authors whose novels are available in braille as part of the giveaway.


Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Press Release | 01/10/2013

Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg, who was recently selected to compete in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has taken on a role as brand ambassador for charity Royal Blind.

23 year old Libby Clegg is a former pupil of the Royal Blind School who took up athletics at the age of 10. At age 16 she won a silver medal in the T12 200m at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands. She continued her athletic career by winning a silver medal in Beijing in 2008 and another in London 2012.


Minister meets disabled workers celebrating Scottish Braille Press success

Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn views an audio booth

Press Release | 27/02/2019

On Tuesday 26 February, employees at the Scottish Braille Press met with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to discuss how disabled workers are benefiting from the expansion of the successful social enterprise. Over the last ten years the business has tripled its turnover to over £3 million, and after moving to larger new premises in Edinburgh last year has been able to increase its staff.


New Book by Sue Reid Sexton 'Rue End Street' to be published in Braille

Sue Reid Sexton

Press Release | 20/06/2014

Author Sue Reid Sexton’s new book ‘Rue End Street’ will be simultaneously published in Braille when the book is launched next week.  


New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

Picture of Kirin Saeed

Press Release | 22/12/2019

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today. Sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. 


Now available in Braille: God Bless Mrs McGinty! My Life and the Sunday Post by Bill Anderson

Front cover of God Bless Mrs McGinty!

Press Release | 01/03/2016

Now available from the Scottish Braille Press is the fascinating autobiography of the former editor of one of the UK’s most successful Sunday newspapers.