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Seeing the World My Way

Seeing the World My Way

On Friday 28th September, Royal Blind will be hosting a night of travel and adventure at the Playfair Library, South Bridge, Edinburgh. Acclaimed historian and BBC presenter, Neil Oliver will host an evening of entertainment and discussion that includes talks from blind traveller, Tony Giles and around-the-world cyclist, Mark Beaumont.

Posted: 14/09/2012

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What it was like to be 'Blind for a Day'

What it was like to be 'Blind for a Day'

A young girl called Teigan Scobbie age 11, from Earlston High School decided that she would like to raise money for the Royal blind School. Teigan has become friends with a pupil from Canaan Lane called Matthew Goode.

Posted: 11/09/2012

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Royal Blind School Unveils New Strategy to Protect Future

Royal Blind School Unveils New Strategy to Protect Future

Royal Blind has announced it is to merge its education facilities for visually impaired pupils into a single campus.

The charity currently operates its Royal Blind School across two campuses in Edinburgh: Craigmillar Park and Canaan Lane.

Posted: 04/09/2012

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Medal Glory for Libby AND James!

Medal Glory for Libby AND James!

Yesterday marked a medal-filled day for Team GB at the Paralympics that included former Royal Blind School pupils (and siblings) James and Libby Clegg earning places on the podium within the span of an hour! James took the bronze medal in the S12 100m Butterfly while Libby and her guide runner, Mikhail Huggins, finished the T12 100m Sprint final with silver medals. Libby reportedly joked about a sibling rivalry after her performance, saying, “It had to be done – I couldn’t have my little brother beating me. But not to take away from him, it’s fantastic.”

Posted: 03/09/2012

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