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Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield raises thousands for Royal Blind

Golf team

Celebrities from the world of sport joined forces with Royal Blind to take part in the charity’s Annual Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield Links.

Posted: 24/09/2019

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Focus on disability rights with the Royal Blind Rights Pledge

Mark O'Donnell speaking in the Scottish Parliament

The political chaos over Brexit which has unfolded in Westminster in recent weeks may be dominating conversations at family mealtimes and in pubs across the country.  However, the lack of clarity about what Brexit will entail for a huge range of areas of our lives is a very real concern for disabled people, and has the potential to impact significantly on key areas of life for people with sight loss.

Posted: 18/09/2019

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Royal Blind pupil's work experience at the Scottish Poetry Library by Andrew Pettigrew

picture shows Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

By Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

Andrew joined the Royal Blind School when he was 11 after losing his sight between the age of 6 and 10 to Retinitis Pigmentosa. Andrew's mum Jospehine says that as Andrew's sight failed he had to use his imagination more. This inspired him to want to be a writer.

 

Posted: 04/09/2019 | Education

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Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in  Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

A big thank you in Braille to the Chef at Jenny's Well from resident James Mowat.

 

Posted: 04/06/2019 | Care for Older People

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Coping with a glaucoma diagnosis

Rehabilitation Officer Katrina sits smiling at her desk

Scottish War Blinded Rehabilitation Officer, Katrina Campbell, gives expert advice on how to cope with a glaucoma diagnosis.

 

Posted: 15/02/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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6 fundraising challenges to help you get fit and do some good in 2019

6 fundraising challenges to help you get fit and do some good in 2019

For many people, a new year is a chance to take on a new challenge, get fit, and do more to support their community. So with that in mind, here is a roundup of our top six ideas to help you get fit and fundraise in 2019. 

Posted: 18/01/2019

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Royal Blind School visited by Education and Skills Committee

Mark O'Donnell, pupils and MSPs in music class at Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 13/12/2018 | Education

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Mark O'Donnell: Companies should open their eyes to the benefits of employing disabled

Vision impaired receptionist at the Scottish Braille Press

Written by Mark O'Donnell for The Scotsman

Posted: 11/12/2018

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