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Six Harbour Walk: 5th May 2013

Six Harbour Walk: 5th May 2013

The Six Harbour Walk fundraising event is now in its 15th year. Over the years it has raised funds for various charities and this year it has been agreed that the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh will be one of its main beneficiaries.

Posted: 23/01/2013

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Arrangements for Forecast Snowy Weather: Friday 18 January 2013

Arrangements for Forecast Snowy Weather: Friday 18 January 2013

There are warnings out for widespread snow across parts of the UK tomorrow (Friday). The forecast snow could be potentially disruptive to travel arrangements.

Posted: 17/01/2013

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Happy Birthday Kidscene!

Happy Birthday Kidscene!

It has been a whole year since Kidscene opened its doors on the Canaan Lane Campus of the Royal Blind School.  In that time we have had a whole lot of fun, with different activities taking place every day. We have celebrated Burns Night in traditional fashion with poetry and songs, the children tried haggis, neeps and tatties with shortbread to follow. We have had a variety of activities including, Chinese New Year celebrations where children made a dragon mural and tasted some yummy chinese food.

Posted: 16/01/2013

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Try & Score 2013 - Tickets Now On Sale!

Try & Score 2013 - Tickets Now On Sale!

Are you a sports fan who fancies the challenge of competing in “the toughest quiz in town?”

Well, start brushing up on your sports trivia because Try & Score 2013 is just around the corner! Try & Score is Royal Blind’s unique sports evening, where guests mingle with sporting celebrities over dinner while pitting wits in an epic quiz. This year’s event will be taking place on Thursday 16th May at the George Hotel in Edinburgh.

Posted: 14/01/2013

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National Braille Week: Royal Blind Presses Forward!

National Braille Week: Royal Blind Presses Forward!

Braille is now one of a variety of formats used by visually impaired individuals for reading and writing, and the Scottish Braille Press is busier than ever working to meet the growing demand for printed and audio materials. 

Posted: 09/01/2013

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The Importance of Braille Today

The Importance of Braille Today

National Braille Week is already underway and today we are celebrating the importance of Braille in today's world!

For decades, the number of Braille users has been on the decline. While there are many reasons for the decline of Braille, technology that converts text to speech has been identified as a major factor. In an increasingly tech-savvy world, it has been argued that Braille is becoming a less relevant tool for visually impaired and blind individuals. However, over 150 million people continue to use Braille around the world today for a multitude of reasons. 

Posted: 07/01/2013

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Happy New Year from all of us at Royal Blind

Happy New Year from all of us at Royal Blind

Everyone at Royal Blind would like to wish all of our wonderful supporters a very Happy New Year for 2013 and a massive thank you for all your help and support in 2012.

2013 promises to be an exciting year for Royal Blind and we look forward to your continued support.

As a way of thanking you all, the prices of the Royal Blind Christmas cards have been slashed for January.  Why not get yourself organised early and benefit from some savings while helping a great cause.

Posted: 03/01/2013

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