Royal Blind Blog

Read about the people that we support and the services that we provide on our blog. You can also find out about forthcoming events and ways to support us. 

Top eco award for Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School's log cabin

Pupils and staff at the Royal Blind School have been recognised for their environmental efforts.

Posted: 02/12/2016 | Education


Pupils get their hands on glass sculptures of cells

Pupils get their hands on glass sculptures of cells

Cell biology is an extremely complex subject to understand – so imagine what it might be like to try and learn the topic without the aid of visual diagrams.

Posted: 24/11/2016 | Education


Work continues on Royal Blind Group's West of Scotland development

Work continues on Royal Blind Group's West of Scotland development

Work is progressing on Scottish War Blinded’s new rehabilitation and activity centre in the West of Scotland. 

Posted: 23/11/2016 | Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded


Cranberry Tearoom ‘stars’ attend sensory impairment award ceremony

cranberry tearoom team accept award

The team behind Royal Blind’s Cranberry Tearoom are celebrating after winning the first runner up prize in a sensory impairment awards ceremony.

Posted: 17/11/2016 | Adult Services


Runners raise £2,000 for Royal Blind with evening Kelpies race

Anne and Liz

Royal Blind supporters have raised more than £2,000 by taking part in a race around the Kelpies - after dark.

Posted: 14/11/2016 | Education


Optical Assistants tackle Supernova Run to raise money for Royal Blind

Kelpies lit up at night

Two Optical Assistants are hoping to raise £600 for Royal Blind by running around the spectacular Kelpies monument at night.

Posted: 01/11/2016


Kevin and Candy raise money for Royal Blind with Dog Jog

Kevin and Candy

Royal Blind’s ICT Manager has raised nearly £100 for the charity – with the help of his dog Candy!

Posted: 27/10/2016


Log cabin launched for eco lessons

Log cabin launched for eco lessons

Staff and pupils are enjoying the use of a new log cabin in the grounds of the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 27/10/2016 | Education


Local cafes support National Braille Week with new Braille menus

Daniel and Christina at S Luca's

Eateries local to the Royal Blind School are getting into the National Braille Week spirit by supplying Braille menus for visually impaired customers.

Posted: 13/10/2016 | Education


National Braille Week celebrated at Grassmarket Community Project

Student examines Braille machines

Dozens of people gathered at the Grassmarket Community Project last night in celebration of Braille and alternative formats.

Posted: 12/10/2016