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Art teacher raises nearly £800 with daring abseil challenge

Jilly Logan abseiling down the Forth Rail Bridge

Royal Blind School art teacher Jillian Logan has raised nearly £800 for Royal Blind by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Jilly joined the school in August and was inspired by the work Royal Blind does to support visually impaired children and adults.

And on Sunday she took part in a daring abseil from the 165ft bridge, smashing her £500 fundraising goal to raise £756. 

Posted: 25/05/2017 | Education

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Royal Blind teams up with Stewart Brewing for Celebrity Golf Day

Stewart Brewing Logo

Royal Blind is delighted to announce this year’s drinks sponsor for our ninth annual Celebrity Golf Day – Stewart Brewing.

Founded in 2004, Stewart Brewing is Edinburgh’s local independent brewery, with beers including the Edinburgh Gold, Cauld Reekie and Radical Road.

Posted: 23/05/2017

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Residents pen poems for Braeside House posters

Residents laughing with Braeside staff

Residents of Braeside House have produced two poems, incorporating happy memories of their favourite activities.

Posted: 18/04/2017 | Care for Older People

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Egg-citing chocolate workshop for Royal Blind School pupils

Craig stirring chocolate

With Easter just around the corner, Royal Blind School pupils have been crafting tasty treats for the holidays in a multi-sensory chocolate workshop.

Posted: 13/04/2017 | Education

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Royal Bind School pupils welcome the spring with Live Music Now

Sirocco Winds performers playing the flute and clarinet

Pupils from the Royal Blind School have been enjoying a sensory music lesson with the help of Live Music Now Scotland.

Posted: 04/04/2017 | Education

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Scooter clubs donate £100 to Royal Blind School after annual Easter rally

Scooter clubs donate £100 to Royal Blind School after annual Easter rally

A scooter convoy have donated £100 – and dozens of Easter eggs – to the Royal Blind School after their annual rally to the campus.

Posted: 30/03/2017 | Education

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Daniel tries out banking gadgets during Disabled Access Day

Daniel tries out banking gadgets during Disabled Access Day

Student Daniel Murphy had a hands on experience of banking during an annual celebration of public places with good accessibility.

Posted: 28/03/2017 | Education

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'Unforgettable': Teacher in training Hannah Burnley shares her QTVI placement experience with the Royal Blind blog

'Unforgettable': Teacher in training Hannah Burnley shares her QTVI placement experience with the Royal Blind blog

At the start of the year, teacher Hannah Burnley embarked on a placement at the Royal Blind School. 

Posted: 23/03/2017 | Education

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Art teacher to take the plunge in Forth Rail Bridge abseil fundraiser

Forth Rail Bridge

A Royal Blind School art teacher is preparing to abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge in a bid to raise £500 for Royal Blind.

Posted: 15/03/2017 | Education

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Take on the great outdoors with Royal Blind’s new sporting accessory

Royal Blind branded headwear

We love our new multi-functional headwear - find out how you can get your hands on one for free!

Posted: 13/03/2017

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