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We're taking your questions for Professor Jason Leitch

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Next week we will be broadcasting a Q & A with Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at the Scottish Government around the COVID-19 outbreak and government guidance.

Posted: 14/05/2020

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Why we need more support for blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus crisis

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Former Royal Blind School pupil, Vicky Haylott is a singer-songwriter and former music teacher, while her husband Robbie is a software engineer. They are both completely blind. The couple live in Dalkeith with their three children: Aiden, 14, who has no vision and attends the Royal Blind School, and seven-year-old twins, Blake and Freya, who are both sighted. They believe they are among many blind and partially sighted people who feel abandoned in the midst of the measures being taken to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

Posted: 15/04/2020

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Achieve a goal using the 20 in 2020 Challenge!

Achieve a goal using the 20 in 2020 Challenge!

New Years resolutions can be a difficult to keep – especially come February.

However, having a fundraising goal can be a great way to keep yourself motivated!   

Kerry Lindsay, our Head of Fundraising, has pledged to climb 20 Munros in 2020 -- both keeping fit and raising funds.

Your efforts make a difference for people with vision impairments.

Do any of the ideas below appeal to you?

Posted: 05/02/2020

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Your fundraising can be worth 50% more!

Your fundraising can be worth 50% more!

Why not put your best foot forward in 2020 and sign up to one of the Kiltwalks.

This year the funds you raise will receive a whopping 50% top up from the Hunter Foundation, which organises the Kiltwalks.

Meaning if you raise £100, Royal Blind will receive £150! 

We have free places for the first 20 people to sign up to either the Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee or Edinburgh Kiltwalk. 

Don’t delay read more to find out how you can become part of Team Royal Blind 2020.
 

Posted: 05/02/2020

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Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

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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

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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

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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 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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