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Royal Blind celebrates 225 anniversary at Scottish Parliament

A man collects a 225 book from a staff member

Press Release | 25/10/2018

One of Scotland’s oldest charities has marked 225 years supporting blind and partially sighted people.

Royal Blind held a reception for its supporters, staff and service users at the Scottish Parliament yesterday. The event was hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP.


Charity calls for level playing field in learning for blind and partially sighted pupils

A pupil at the Royal Blind School with a teacher.

Press Release | 23/10/2018

Today (Tuesday 23 October), Scotland’s largest sight loss charity is launching a new campaign calling for better chances in education for pupils with vision impairment. Royal Blind is taking forward its campaign “Our Vision for Equal Education” which highlights the need for increased support in Scotland’s schools for blind and partially sighted pupils.


New figures show attainment gap remains for vision impaired pupils

Pupil at Royal Blind School learning Braille

Press Release | 20/06/2018

Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school.  However, the charity, which runs the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, has highlighted they still face an attainment gap compared to fully sighted pupils.


Sight loss charity launches loneliness report at SNP Conference

Veterans speaking to each other at a Scottish War Blinded event

Press Release | 08/06/2018

Today Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people will launch a new report highlighting the links between sight loss and social isolation.  Royal Blind is holding a joint fringe meeting with Age Scotland on the issue of loneliness as the Scottish Government prepares to finalise a groundbreaking nation strategy to tackle social isolation.


Sight loss leading to thousands of Scots facing loneliness

Lewis smiles at camera

Press Release | 01/05/2018

Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people has called for action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 200,000 Scots who live with sight loss. Research from Royal Blind shows that almost two thirds of vision impaired people have experienced loneliness because of their sight loss.


Lack of school resources failing blind and partially sighted children

Pupil at Royal Blind School learning braille

Press Release | 05/02/2018

Royal Blind calls for extra support for rising numbers of pupils with vision impairment


Royal Blind welcomes rates relief protection for special schools in budget

Royal Blind School Edinburgh

Press Release | 15/12/2017

Royal Blind welcomes rates relief protection for special schools in budget


Royal Blind highlights concern over special teachers numbers

Pupils conduct a science experiment

Press Release | 12/12/2017

Royal Blind has today urged the Scottish Government to consider policies which will encourage the recruitment of teachers for pupils with additional needs in light of new figures which show a reduction in the number of special teachers in Scotland’s schools.


Former MSP takes up new policy role for sight loss charity

Richard stands beside the Royal Blind sign

Press Release | 01/12/2017

A former MSP has been appointed to establish a policy function at Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation.