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Scotsman reports that Scottish astronomer Steve Owens is on the ball for the blind

Scotsman reports that Scottish astronomer Steve Owens is on the ball for the blind

Today the Scotman reports that Scottish astronomer Steve Owens has launched the UK's first mobile planetarium show for blind people using "star balls" to represent the constellations and galaxies. Mr Owens worked with Alexander Dobbie, a designer-in-residence at Glasgow School of Art, to create the Touch The Sky show. Participants join astronomy lessons by tracing raised patterns on a hemispherical dome. Audrey Ward, 52, a mother of two from Uddingston, near Glasgow, who went blind 14 years ago, said: "I think this is the most fantastic show.

Posted: 29/03/2011

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Interested in a round of golf with a sporting legend?

Interested in a round of golf with a sporting legend?

Royal Blind’s Try & Score Celebrity Golf Day 2011 is being held at the Championship Course at Dalmahoy on the 25th August. 18 teams of 3 will be competing, each then made up to a four ball with a football or rugby legend. Sporting names last year included George Burley, Andy Nicol, Jim Renwick, Scott Hastings, Gordon Smith and John Robertson. The day will commence with coffee and bacon rolls served from 9:30am in the East Room.

Posted: 14/03/2011

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A few remaining tables for Celebrity Try and Score 2011 with sporting legends Saint and Greavsie

A few remaining tables for Celebrity Try and Score 2011 with sporting legends Saint and Greavsie

This will be the fourth year for this extremely successful fundraising event which is the perfect setting for entertainment on a fun and very engaging level. Tables of ten cost £799 inclusive of VAT or £80pp. This year the event will be taking place on 19th May 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh and sporting legends Saint and Greavsie will be providing the evening entertainment. Hosted by Scott Wilson, Try and Score will follow the same format as previous years.

Posted: 12/03/2011

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Friday 18 March is Red Nose Day at The Royal Blind School

Friday 18 March is Red Nose Day at The Royal Blind School

Pupils from our Canaan Lane campus of The Royal Blind School will be holding a pirate themed day on Friday 18th March 2011 to raise money for Comic Relief. Our pupils will be taking part in a range of fun activities including a treasure hunt and pirate games galore. Taking part in Comic Relief supports part of the Curriculum for Excellence and helps to develop our students as Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.

Posted: 11/03/2011

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We're in the news - STV reports on musical fiesta

We're in the news - STV reports on musical fiesta

Our news story on talented children from six special schools who sang, danced and played at a musical fiesta as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Music and Speech yesterday has made the news. The annual event, which included pupils from Edinburgh's world-renowned Royal Blind School with pupils from Saltersgate, Oaklands, St Crispin's, Prospect Bank and Braidburn Primary schools, is now in its sixth year and continues to go from strength to strength.

Posted: 03/03/2011

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It's Fiesta time for Royal Blind School pupils

It's Fiesta time for Royal Blind School pupils

Talented children from six special schools sang, danced and played at a musical fiesta as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Music and Speech. The annual event, which included pupils from Edinburgh's world-renowned Royal Blind School with pupils from Saltersgate, Oaklands, St Crispin's, Prospect Bank and Braidburn Primary schools, is now in its sixth year and continues to go from strength to strength.

Posted: 02/03/2011

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Royal Blind School celebrates exam success

Royal Blind School celebrates exam success

Students at The Royal Blind School are benefiting from innovative online programmes for Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Highers that help students with visual impairments. The SCHOLAR programme, developed by Heriot-Watt University, has already helped 16-year-old Saad achieve A-grades in his Intermediate maths exam. The Royal Blind School pupil is now pursuing Higher maths and physics with the help of SCHOLAR’s materials, a unique resource available to all Scottish students.

Posted: 01/03/2011

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