Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


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. 


'Unforgettable': Teacher in training Hannah Burnley shares her QTVI placement experience with the Royal Blind blog

Royal Blind School exterior

At the start of the year, teacher Hannah Burnley embarked on a placement at the Royal Blind School. 

Posted: 23/03/2017 | Education


A Brailliant visit from Sue Reid Sexton!

Sue Reid Sexton reading at the Royal Blind School

This year's National Braille Week got off to a flying start with support from two leading authors. Granta Best Young British Novelist Jenni Fagan launched the week during the Portobello Book Festival (more here), then we had a fantastic visit to our services from historical novelist Sue Reid Sexton.

Posted: 07/10/2014 | Education


A Farewell Celebration at Craigmillar Park

Pupil on adapted bike

We have held a number of activities to enable everyone to say goodbye to the building that has educated blind pupils since 1835.

Posted: 27/06/2014 | Education


A Farewell Tour of the Craigmillar Park Campus

Royal Blind School's Craigmillar Park building


We would like to invite former staff and pupils of the Royal Blind School to pay a farewell visit to the Craigmillar Park building on Tuesday 20 May at 6.30pm.

Posted: 15/05/2014 | Education


A gold rush for Royal Blind team at National Swimming Gala

Team RBS: Christina, Harry and Myles at the poolside.

Congratulations to the Royal Blind School's swimmers who won an amazing four gold medals at the National VI Youth Swimming Gala in Solihull.

Posted: 11/03/2015 | Education


A Musical Christmas

Matthew Goode with Nordoff Robbins therapist and Nina Nesbitt

Royal Blind’s Christmas celebrations kicked off last week with a concert hosted together with Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Posted: 10/12/2014 | Education


Andrew's heartfelt poem about Braille

Andrew reading his poem

A heartfelt and deeply moving poem by Royal Blind School’s Andrew Pettigrew (14) was recently acclaimed during National Braille Week.

Posted: 22/10/2015 | Education


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


Art Exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School, Canaan Lane, Morningside

Art exhibition of contemporary Edinburgh landscapes donates 10% of every sale to support the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 02/04/2015 | Education


Art exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

Picture of blackboard with "You can Help" written on it.

As visitors descend on Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, art exhibit ‘Visions of Edinburgh’ continues its run at Henderson’s of Edinburgh on Hanover Street until September.

Posted: 06/08/2015 | Education