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It’s all go at Braeside House

Barrie Simcock at Braeside House bowling activity

It’s good to keep body and mind active and to that end Barrie Simcock and Elaine Keay are responsible for a continuous timetable of activities and events that help to keep everyone at Braeside House engaged and entertained.

Posted: 27/04/2015 | Care for Older People


Kidscene Easter Holiday Club 2015

Children at Kidscene with Skunk from Cool Creatures

“The children have more time to play and relax because you have the full day and children enjoy taking part in the activities.”

Posted: 27/04/2015 | Child Care


Video: Sensory Garden inspires pupils' art

artwork and text saying 'The sensory Garden'

When BBC's L.A.B. Scotland came to the Royal Blind School, pupils from Class 8 had a lot of fun creating art using everything from shaving foam to ipads. 

Posted: 21/04/2015 | Education


We need your help to buy a new hoist for our hydrotherapy pool

Photograph of Hydrotherapy pool and hoist

“Picture, if you will, children running about and playing. Now imagine sitting in a wheelchair all day with splints on your legs and a body brace needing someone to facilitate movement. That is the reality for many of our pupils. Getting into a hydrotherapy pool means freedom. Freedom from constraint, freedom from discomfort and freedom to get close to friends.”

Posted: 09/04/2015 | Education


Lisa Kenny reflects on her time as a PR Intern with Royal Blind

Photograph of PR Intern, Lisa Kenny

For three months I was an intern at Royal Blind’s head office whilst studying for my University degree in public relations at Queen Margaret University.

Posted: 08/04/2015


Story telling project a tale of success

Image of pupil during Story Telling project

With the merger of the Royal Blind School’s two campuses earlier last year, the school recognised a need for additional support to be given to pupils during that time of relocation and integration.

Posted: 06/04/2015 | Education


Art Exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School, Canaan Lane, Morningside

Art exhibition of contemporary Edinburgh landscapes donates 10% of every sale to support the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 02/04/2015 | Education