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Royal Blind School Pupils' Visit to Preston Street Primary School

Royal Blind School Pupils' Visit to Preston Street Primary School

 

Recently, four Royal Blind School pupils – Katie Jane, Namarra, Andrew and Christina – became ambassadors for their school and for visually impaired people.Our pupil ambassadors visited a group of Primary 2 children at Preston Street Primary School in Edinburgh who have been learning about ‘the senses’.

Posted: 28/02/2014

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Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Service Spotlight: Forward Vision

Founded in 1793, Royal Blind is a national charity providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime.We provide education and care for children with services like Kidscene, the Royal Blind School, and all the way through to care for older people at Braeside House. But one crucial life stage we also have covered is support and care for young adults.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | Adult Services

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Service Spotlight: Braeside House

Two ladies from Braeside House chatting on a sofa

Royal Blind is committed to providing education, care and employment for blind and visually impaired people throughout their lifetime. Braeside House is our service which provides care for older people.

Posted: 26/02/2014 | Care for Older People

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Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Royal Blind was recently awarded the Job Centre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ award (also known as the Positive About Disabled People symbol). We have a long history of providing employment opportunities for disabled people, particularly at the Scottish Braille Press.

Posted: 26/02/2014

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Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Royal Blind Pupils Visit Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Royal Blind School pupils Brandon, Daniel and Myles went on a visit to the Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the University of Edinburgh's Old College Quad. The boys had been learning about Chinese New Year when their teacher, Ms Young, found out about the exhibition.

Posted: 25/02/2014 | Education

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Exhibition Catalogue Now Available Online

Exhibition Catalogue Now Available Online

The Royal Blind Week exhibition and sale catalogue is now available to download.

Included in the catalogue is a full list of all the artists taking part and images of their donated pieces.

The exhibition and sale is part of Royal Blind Week and the opening hours are:

Friday 21 February: 10am - 6pm
Saturday 22 February: 10am - 6pm
Monday 24 February - Friday 28 February: 10am - 6pm
Saturday 1 March: 10am - 6pm

Posted: 14/02/2014

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Artist Annemarie MacDonald Donates Art to Royal Blind Week

Artist Annemarie MacDonald Donates Art to Royal Blind Week

Scottist artist Annemarie Macdonald has created a specially commissioned piece of art for the Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between Thursday 20 February and 1 March.

Name:  Annemarie Macdonald

Studio / Workplace Location:  Spare room/ Out and about

Posted: 11/02/2014

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Artist Carrie Thomson Donates Painting to Royal Blind Week

Artist Carrie Thomson Donates Painting to Royal Blind Week

Edinburgh-based artist Carrie-Anne Thomson has donated a specially commissioned painting to the Royal Blind Week’s art exhibition, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between Thursday 20 February and 1 March.

Name Carrie-Anne Thomson

Studio / Workplace Location: Wasps Studios, 2 West Park Place, Edinburgh

How do you work? Type of Art created? Using oil paint emotion and different brushstrokes

Posted: 11/02/2014

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Marion Drummond Paints for Royal Blind

Marion Drummond Paints for Royal Blind

Glasgow-born artist Marion Drummond has donated a piece of art to the Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between 20 February and 1 March.

Name: Marion Drummond

Studio/ Workplace Location: Killearn G63

How do you work? Type of Art created? Fine Artist in Oil

Posted: 11/02/2014

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Artist Helen Fay Donates Artwork to Royal Blind

Artist Helen Fay Donates Artwork to Royal Blind

Whittingham-based artist Helen Fay has donated a specially commissioned painting to the Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between 20 February and 1 March.

Name Helen Fay

Studio / Workplace Location Wasps Studios: The Old Joiners Shop, Whittingham

Posted: 10/02/2014

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