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Friday night fun for Forward Vision

Friday night fun for Forward Vision

Forward Vision residents, care staff and their families came together for a winter Ceilidh recently. 

Smiles spread across residents’ faces as the band played and those in wheelchairs whirled across the Prestonfield Golf Club floor. 

Attendees enjoyed a hearty of spread of savouries, sandwiches and haggis bon bons.

Supported by Royal Blind care staff and families, the dancing continued until 9.30pm, when weary heads retired for the night.

Thanks to all who helped organise and those who supported this wonderful night out!


Posted: 04/02/2020 | Adult Services


Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights for the Royal Blind School Xmas show

Arabian Nights at the Royal Blind Christmas show.

Pupils and staff produced a fantastic ‘Arabian Nights’ Christmas show for family and friends at the Royal Blind School. The Christmas show at the school is always a highlight of the year and an opportunity for family, friends and staff to gather together and celebrate the end of term.

Posted: 18/12/2019 | Education, Child Care


Royal Blind launches braille and audio versions of inspiring Humans of Scotland book

Humans of Scotland

A book telling a series of powerful short stories about the everyday lives of people with disabilities is now available in braille and audio.

Royal Blind is proud to present the audio and braille versions of Humans of Scotland by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (ALLIANCE).

Posted: 19/11/2019


Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award


We are very proud at Royal Blind that Braeside House staff member Pat Gibson won the Positive Impact Award at the Scottish Care Awards.


Posted: 18/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People


Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

Donald Macaskill delivering a speech

Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, blogs on the reform of health and social care and our joint research into Self-directed support.

Posted: 08/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care


International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Development Manager James with volunteer Daichi


Volunteer Development Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded James Whyte, explains why volunteers are vital for the charity.

Posted: 05/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded


Christmas Raffle

Christmas Raffle

We have three amazing prizes up for grabs in our Christmas Raffle, with a top prize of £500! By selling raffle tickets on behalf of Royal Blind, you are helping us support blind and partially sighted children and adults across Scotland. 

Posted: 05/11/2019


Royal Blind partnering accessible rugby spectating for people with sight loss

Bilal at the rugby with the interactive braille diagram and volunteers

We are very excited at Royal Blind to be partnering with both Edinburgh Rugby and BAT’s – a socially inclusive rugby club in Edinburgh. We have joined together to test out ways of making spectating at rugby matches accessible for people who are vision impaired. 

Posted: 30/10/2019 | Education, Adult Services


Royal Blind pupils hand out braille thank you cards to local shops

Amy hands note to shop assistant

As part of National Braille Week 2019 our pupils handed out braille thank you cards to some shops and services the pupil’s use regularly in Edinburgh.

Posted: 23/10/2019 | Education


LEGO braille bricks being used in class

pupil playing with braille Lego bricks

Pupils have been getting stuck in to trying out the LEGO braille prototype bricks specially sent to the Royal Blind school by the LEGO Foundation for our pupils to try. These pictures show Bo who has made a lego house oout of the whole box of braille lego, and Amy, Jay and Bo getting to grips with the bricks.

Posted: 09/10/2019 | Education, Child Care