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. 

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


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


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


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


Royal Blind bids fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell

Richard rides a bike with a pupil

Royal Blind today bids a fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell who is retiring after 10 years at the helm.

Posted: 30/06/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care


Royal Blind School Scouts present MSP with Youth Advocacy Award

Two scouts present David with a certificate

Scouts from the Royal Blind School’s 77th Braid have presented a local MSP with an award during a parents evening. 

Posted: 28/06/2017 | Education, Adult Services


Parents praise 'excellent' Forward Vision in latest Care Inspectorate inspection

Resident laughs near water feature

Parents and carers of Forward Vision residents have praised the service as 'excellent' during an inspection. 

Posted: 27/06/2017 | Adult Services


Pupils host summer barbecue for Scooter Club at the Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School's Daniel sits on a scooter

Pupils of the Royal Blind School hosted a barbecue for their friends in the Edinburgh Scooter Club.

Posted: 26/06/2017 | Education


Work Experience Week: Junjie at Virgin Money

Junjie and his colleagues at Virgin Money

Students of the Royal Blind School have been taking part in work experience placements to boost their CVs and gain an insight into the working world.

Posted: 22/06/2017 | Education


Learning Hub: Teachers get tech-savvy in BrailleNote Touch seminar

Humanware trainer Andrew demonstrates BrailleNote Touch

Humanware, the company that produces the BrailleNote, has launched a ground-breaking new piece of tech, the BrailleNote Touch – a certified braille tablet with a touch screen.

And last week Royal Blind’s Learning Hub joined forces with Humanware to host a seminar on using the BrailleNote Touch in a classroom environment.

Posted: 19/06/2017 | Education