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Forward Vision host Cranberry Tearoom Showstopper Special

Jan Thomson taste tests cake with fellow judge & Forward Vision resident Andrew

Forward Vision hosts a special Cranberry Tearoom with a showstopping cake competition!

Posted: 31/10/2018 | Adult Services


Ban on Temporary Outdoor Signage in Edinburgh Welcomed

Street cluttered by temporary outdoor signage

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded warmly welcome ban on temporary outdoor signage by Edinburgh City Council.

Posted: 31/10/2018


Pub Quiz to celebrate National Braille Week

Pub Quiz to celebrate National Braille Week

Quiz goers from across the city will join Royal Blind staff and supporters this Thursday 10th October to raise money for people with a vision impairment. Last years quiz raised over £1000 so we hope to beat that great total this year in the 2019 quiz!

Posted: 25/10/2018


Our Vision for Equal Education

Our Vision for Equal Education

Today Royal Blind is launching Our Vision for Equal Education - a campaign to highlight the need for increased support in Scotland’s schools for blind and partially sighted pupils. 

Posted: 23/10/2018 | Education


Mark O’Donnell: New campaign will push to make education equal for vision impaired

Bo takes part in art with teacher at school

Written by Mark O'Donnell for The Scotsman

Posted: 17/10/2018


Two green thumbs up: AON volunteers help out at Braeside House

Aon volunteers smile for camera

Green-fingered volunteers from AON Risk Solutions swapped the office for the garden as they helped spruce up Braeside House’s outdoor spaces.

Posted: 16/10/2018 | Care for Older People


Join us for a celebration of braille at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

National Braille Week braille trail quiz at Kelvingrove

Can you crack the code and find the answers to our braille quiz?

Posted: 12/10/2018


Hawkhead Centre staff's skydive raises over £1700 for Royal Blind

Two staff members look excited and nervous before their skydive for Royal Blind

Two staff members from Scottish War Blinded have raised an incredible £1705 for sister charity Royal Blind with a daring skydive.

Posted: 05/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded


Mark O'Donnell: Royal Blind aim to end loneliness

William Montgomerie

Written by Mark O'Donnell for The Scotsman.

Posted: 03/10/2018 | Education, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded