Royal Blind Adult Services

43 Canaan Lane
EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3104
Fax: 0131 447 9266

Forward Vision and Allermuir are part of Royal Blind, registered charity : SC017167


Adult Services Blog

Our blog keeps you updated about activities and news from Royal Blind's Adult Services. 

Visors helping keep residents and staff safe

Janet Bauld, Sarah Wood, Katrina Valente from Forward Vision's Katrine team

Royal Blind has been working with a community hero to get additional personal protective equipment for staff.

Transparent visors are being used to reduce the risk posed by coughs at Forward Vision — Royal Blind’s residential service for adults with a visual impairment and additional disabilities.

Posted: 17/04/2020 | Adult Services


LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

Our Director of Services Hawys Kilday featured on RNIB Connect Radio recently.

Hawys speaks about how we are continuing to support our service users during the health crisis.

Posted: 10/04/2020 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People


Friday night fun for Forward Vision

Friday night fun for Forward Vision

Forward Vision residents, care staff and their families came together for a winter Ceilidh recently. 

Smiles spread across residents’ faces as the band played and those in wheelchairs whirled across the Prestonfield Golf Club floor. 

Attendees enjoyed a hearty of spread of savouries, sandwiches and haggis bon bons.

Supported by Royal Blind care staff and families, the dancing continued until 9.30pm, when weary heads retired for the night.

Thanks to all who helped organise and those who supported this wonderful night out!


Posted: 04/02/2020 | Adult Services


Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award


We are very proud at Royal Blind that Braeside House staff member Pat Gibson won the Positive Impact Award at the Scottish Care Awards.


Posted: 18/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People


Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

Donald Macaskill delivering a speech

Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, blogs on the reform of health and social care and our joint research into Self-directed support.

Posted: 08/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care


International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Development Manager James with volunteer Daichi


Volunteer Development Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded James Whyte, explains why volunteers are vital for the charity.

Posted: 05/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded


Royal Blind partnering accessible rugby spectating for people with sight loss

Bilal at the rugby with the interactive braille diagram and volunteers

We are very excited at Royal Blind to be partnering with both Edinburgh Rugby and BAT’s – a socially inclusive rugby club in Edinburgh. We have joined together to test out ways of making spectating at rugby matches accessible for people who are vision impaired. 

Posted: 30/10/2019 | Education, Adult Services


Forward Vision host Cranberry Tearoom Showstopper Special

Jan Thomson taste tests cake with fellow judge & Forward Vision resident Andrew

Forward Vision hosts a special Cranberry Tearoom with a showstopping cake competition!

Posted: 31/10/2018 | Adult Services


Summer fun at Forward Vision barbecue

Teenager dressed as Where's Wally sits with family

Family, friends, residents and staff came together for an afternoon of good food, live music and chat at the Forward Vision annual summer barbecue.

Posted: 23/07/2018 | Adult Services


Royal Blind statement in response to media reports about RNIB

Text says Royal Blind statement

Royal Blind is saddened in relation to recent media reports about an inquiry into abuse at RNIB care services in Coventry.

We wish to clarify however that we are a completely separate organisation to the RNIB. Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity. We provide services in Scotland only. Our care services are consistently graded Good and Very Good by the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 09/04/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care