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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. 

Royal Blind School hosts National Braille Week coffee morning

National Braille Week coffee morning

Pupils of the Royal Blind School served up an array of delicious food and drink as part of a special National Braille Week coffee morning.

Posted: 12/10/2017 | Education

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Kidscene celebrates National Braille Week

Lewis demonstrates BrailleNote to children

Why Braillers have less keys than keyboards, who invented Braille and how visually impaired people draw, were among the topics discussed at a special National Braille Week themed after school club.

Posted: 12/10/2017 | Education, Child Care

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Raise money for Royal Blind with spooktacular Halloween ball

A couple dance at a formal event

Join us for a frighteningly fun-packed Halloween ball and raise money for Royal Blind!

Posted: 14/09/2017

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Win prizes at Royal Blind's Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime Writers

afternoon tea flyer

Pamper packages, bakery bundles and the unique chance to have a character named after you in a book. These are just some of the prizes that guests can get their hands on at Royal Blind’s upcoming fundraising event.

Posted: 06/09/2017

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Happy Birthday Allermuir! Service celebrates successful first year

Nathan sits in the garden

Staff and residents of Royal Blind’s home for visually impaired adults are celebrating the service’s first birthday.

Allermuir opened its doors to residents in August 2016 to provide a home for life for its four residents, following the success of its sister service for 17-25 year olds, Forward Vision. 

Posted: 29/08/2017 | Adult Services

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St Mirren FC help Royal Blind reach fundraising goals in Paisley

Two of our volunteers outside St Mirren FC grounds with a collection bucket

St Mirren FC proved themselves to be winners both on and off the pitch, when they helped Royal Blind raise over £340 with a bucket collection at their home game against Falkirk FC last weekend.

Posted: 10/08/2017 | Care for Older People

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Allermuir rated 'very good' in first inspection report

Frankie plays in his bedroom at Allermuir

The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential service after its first ever inspection of the home.

Posted: 08/08/2017 | Adult Services

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Open Day to view new services in Paisley

Hawkhead Centre under construction

We are holding an Open Day for the public to view our new services in Paisley before they officially open on 30 September from 10am - 3pm.

Posted: 03/08/2017 | Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Welcome to new Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell!

Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have officially welcomed their new Chief Executive, Mark O’Donnell.

Posted: 04/07/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Jim steps down at 40 years at the Scottish Braille Press

Jim McCafferty

The Scottish Braille Press has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees, Jim McCafferty. 

Jim joined the Press aged just 17 after graduating from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 30/06/2017

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