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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


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


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


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


Pupils play ranger at Holyrood Park

Bo speaks through a walkie talkie held by teacher Mr Palencia

Royal Blind School pupils played park ranger for the day during a visit to Holyrood Park.  

Posted: 05/12/2018 | Education


Chinese government officials meet Royal Blind School pupils

18 delegates present head teachers with a thank you gift

Pupils and staff of the Royal Blind School greeted some international visitors this week as the school hosted a group of delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs this week.

Posted: 27/11/2018 | Education


Jenny's Well Care Assistant James Ross finalist in Scottish Care Awards

James wears a waitcoat and bow tie and hols his certificate for his nomination

Care Assistant James Ross is recognised for his dedication and hard work in the Innovative Practice Award category at the Scottish Care Awards 2018.

Posted: 19/11/2018 | Care for Older People


Royal Blind lends experience and support for Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials logo

We are proud to announce that we are part of the Cyber Essentials scheme, lending our experience on cyber security to other organisations and charities.

Posted: 13/11/2018


Lots of skele-fun at Braeside House Halloween party!

Resident and staff member wear ghost masks

Terrifying tales of witchcraft, ghoulish games and spooky treats were enjoyed by residents at Braeside House yesterday for their frighteningly fun-packed Halloween Party hosted by the Meaningful Activities team.

Posted: 01/11/2018 | Care for Older People