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What does the Scottish Braille Press do?

What does the Scottish Braille Press do?

The first Braille book was published in Britain by the British and Foreign Blind Association, now known as RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People).

A few years later, in 1891, Braille printing began in Edinburgh, produced by the Scottish Braille Press.  The Press was set up by The Royal Blind Asylum and School, now known as Royal Blind.

Posted: 29/09/2013

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Service Spotlight: Scottish War Blinded

Service Spotlight: Scottish War Blinded

As one of the key veterans’ charities in Scotland, Scottish War Blinded supports former members of the armed forces who have a visual impairment.

We not only support veterans that lost their sight in a war, but also those who have lost their sight subsequently. Our free service provides members with activities and independent living skills.

Scottish War Blinded provides two key services to its members: The Linburn Day Centre in Wilkieston, West Lothian, and an Outreach Service covering Scotland.

Posted: 27/09/2013

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National Braille Week Exhibition 2013

National Braille Week Exhibition 2013

To celebrate National Braille Week, we are holding an exhibition on Braille and alternative formats at the Royal Blind School on 10 October. The exhibition will feature historic Braille equipment as well as old and new photos of the Scottish Braille Press and Royal Blind.

Posted: 26/09/2013

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Rotary Club of Carluke Donate to Royal Blind

Rotary Club of Carluke Donate to Royal Blind

Rotary Club of Carluke President Archie Ralston visited us on Monday 23 September 2013 to present a £200 donation in support of Royal Blind.

As a result of a busy fundraising calendar, the club donates to several charities, via a range of events, as part of their commitment to supporting worthy causes.

Posted: 25/09/2013

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Back to School with Kidscene

Back to School with Kidscene

The Royal Blind School campus at Canaan Lane has begun a re-development programme that will enable all pupils at the Royal Blind School to be cared for and educated there by Summer 2014.

As part of the re-development, our after school and holiday club, Kidscene, has moved to newly refurbished premises at the Canaan Lane campus. The new premises are already a big hit in this new term.

Posted: 11/09/2013 | Child Care

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