Royal Blind School

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EH10 4SG

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Blog - Royal Blind School

Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest blogs about the Royal Blind School. 


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 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


Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Pupils at the Royal Blind School held a special assembly to mark the start of National Braille Week.

Posted: 08/10/2019 | Education, Child Care


East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

Since 2017 the Royal Blind School has been providing the East Lothian Vision Impairment Service. Teachers from the Royal Blind School visit pupils with vision impairment in mainstream schools across East Lothian.  These regular visits mean they are able to offer vital support and skills, such as teaching braille, helping to adapt areas in the classroom and working with both the pupil and their teacher.

Posted: 25/09/2019 | Education, Child Care


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


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


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