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. 


Vote now and help the Royal Blind School win £45,000 for its Courtyards Project

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Royal Blind School pupils are calling for YOUR vote to secure £45,000 of National Lottery funding.

The Royal Blind School in Morningside, Edinburgh, is one of five groups in the East of Scotland in the running for a share of up to £150,000 of funding from the People’s Projects.

Posted: 16/04/2018 | Education


Connor triumphs in Mini Kilomathon fundraiser

David and Connor smile at the finish line

A teenager with vision impairment has raised an amazing £600 for a Royal Blind School fundraising project by running a 2.62km circuit.

Posted: 11/04/2018 | Education


Royal Blind statement in response to media reports about RNIB

Text says Royal Blind statement

Royal Blind is saddened in relation to recent media reports about an inquiry into abuse at RNIB care services in Coventry.

We wish to clarify however that we are a completely separate organisation to the RNIB. Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity. We provide services in Scotland only. Our care services are consistently graded Good and Very Good by the Care Inspectorate.

Posted: 09/04/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care


Royal Blind School pupil takes on Kilomathon race

Connor runs with the help of David Paclencia

A teenager with vision impairment is preparing to take on a Kilomathon event to help raise money for his school.

Royal Blind School pupil Connor Simpson, aged 15, will take on the race at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday (8 April) with the help of his PE teacher.

Posted: 06/04/2018 | Education


Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users



The Royal Blind School, Kidscene and our Scottish War Blinded centres remain closed for the rest of this week. Royal Blind's head office is also closed and staff are working from home. 

The Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre will also be closed on Monday 5 March. 

Posted: 28/02/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded


Clowning around: Dr Mousse and Dr Cous Cous visit Royal Blind School

Pupil smiles at camera as clown plays instrument
The Clowndoctors paid a visit to the Royal Blind School to entertain pupils with songs, games and lots of laughter. 

Dr Mousse and Dr Cous Cous dropped in on classes throughout the day on Wednesday. 

Posted: 31/01/2018 | Education


Pupils wow in performance of the Odyssey for Christmas Show

Teacher and pupil dressed as pirates brandish pretend cutlises

Pupils and staff of the Royal Blind School have delivered a stunning performance of the Odyssey for their annual Christmas Show. 

Posted: 18/12/2017 | Education


Banking on success: Lewis trials accessible features at Bank of Scotland

Lewis smiles at the camera

Royal Blind School pupil, Lewis, visited the Bank of Scotland in Morningside for a tour of the branch to test out the bank’s accessible features and to learn more about he can access banking.

Posted: 29/11/2017 | Education


‘Home’: Pupils discuss what makes them feel proud to live in Scotland

scotword workshop at royal blind school

Beautiful scenery, free education, and Irn Bru are all reasons to be proud to live in Scotland – according to Royal Blind School pupils.

Posted: 23/11/2017 | Education


Support the Royal Blind School's Courtyards Project

Lolly, pupil, laughing

The Royal Blind School is launching a campaign to transform its outdoor spaces to create inspiring and engaging outdoor areas for learning and play.

Posted: 21/11/2017 | Education