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. 

Blind people offered 50% discount on TV Licence fee

TV Licence to offer 50% discount for blind people

Blind and visually impaired people can benefit for a 50% reduction on their TV licence fee. 

Posted: 23/08/2016

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Moving on up! Braeside House Manager, Morag Francis, promoted to Older People Services Manager

Morag, Braeside House manager

Congratulations to Braeside House Manager, Morag Francis, who has been promoted to a brand new role within Royal Blind.

Posted: 17/08/2016 | Care for Older People

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Braeside House residents visit Rosslyn Chapel

Braeside House residents at Rosslyn Chapel

Braeside House residents enjoyed a day out to the beautiful Rosslyn Chapel.

Posted: 08/08/2016 | Care for Older People

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'They called me Joe 90': Scottish Braille Press employee Jim McCafferty on trialling a futuristic navigation gadget in the 1970s

Jim wearing the Sonicguide in 1971

In a world of self-parking cars, augmented reality games and voice-controlled mobile phones, advances in technology are becoming ever more futuristic.

But in 1971 when Scottish Braille Press worker, Jim McCafferty, was asked to trial a new gadget to help blind people navigate using sound, his friends found the device so space-age they nicknamed him ‘Joe 90’.

Posted: 01/08/2016

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Student travels from Germany to Scotland to volunteer at 'amazing' Kidscene club

Savannah Seidl

Student Savannah Seidl has reflected on her time volunteering at Royal Blind’s holiday club, Kidscene. 

Posted: 27/07/2016 | Child Care

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Game, set and match! Braeside House residents battle it out in Wimbledon quiz

Game, set and match! Braeside House residents battle it out in Wimbledon quiz

Residents of Braeside House took part in a tennis quiz today to mark the start of this summer's Wimbledon Championships. 

Posted: 30/06/2016 | Care for Older People

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Royal Blind teams up with Knops Beer for Celebrity Golf Day

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Royal Blind’s eighth annual Celebrity Golf Day will see Royal Blind team up with a new drinks sponsor, Knops Beer.

Posted: 28/06/2016

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Royal Blind School celebrates graduation of school leavers

Royal Blind School leavers assembly

It’s the end of term and after completing exams, taking part in work experience placements and their final sports day, seven students are celebrating their graduation from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 27/06/2016 | Education

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Special Olympian Harry Lovett prepares for international judo competition in Switzerland

Harry holding the Paralympic torch

Special Olympian, Harry Lovett, will travel to Switzerland on Saturday to represent his Judo club in an international competition.

Posted: 17/06/2016 | Education

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Family and friends flock to Royal Blind School for annual celebration

Family and friends flock to Royal Blind School for annual celebration

Royal Blind School pupils hosted an afternoon of entertainment today as dozens of parents, siblings and pals descended on the Morningside campus for Family and Friends day.

Posted: 17/06/2016 | Education

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