Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266



iSite Magazine - Stories about the Royal Blind School and our other services

Read about the Royal Blind School our other services in our magazine iSite.

iSite - Summer 2018

Document | 17/09/2018

In the Summer edition of iSite, the First Minister opens our new care home for older people in the West of Scotland, Jenny’s Well, and we mark the official opening of our new premises for the Scottish Braille Press.

As part of our mission to stand up for people with sight loss, we are calling for government action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 188,000 people in Scotland who are living with a vision impairment, and Scottish War Blinded member, Sandy, tells the story of how during World War II, he was stranded at sea in shark infested waters for 19 days. 


iSite - Spring 2018

Document | 15/04/2018

In the Spring edition of iSite, we mark the beginning of celebrations for Royal Blind’s 225th anniversary. Our new Policy Manager, Richard Baker, explains how we are taking a stand for people with sight loss and we speak to the aerospace apprentices behind a piece of futuristic new technology at the Royal Blind School.



iSite Winter 2017

Document | 20/12/2017

In the Winter edition of iSite we take a look inside Royal Blind Group's new services in the West of Scotland, an exciting new move for the Scottish Braille Press is announced and Braeside House residents get a visit from Wilson the therapy pony.



iSite Summer 2017

Document | 07/06/2017

In the Summer edition of iSite, we are preparing for the opening of our new services in the West of Scotland with the launch of our new fundraising campaign. You can also find out how you can win the opportunity to have a character named after you in Christopher Brookmyre's next novel.





iSite Winter 2017

Document | 01/12/2016

In our latest edition of iSite our new residence for visually impaired adults, Allermuir, is officially opened, the Royal Blind School is awarded the Exo Schools Green Flag award and we have produced a free history book celebrating 125 years of the Scottish Braille Press.


iSite Summer 2016

Document | 20/08/2016

In the Summer edition of iSite, Mhairi Black MSP breaks the ground on our new development in Paisley, Royal Blind School pupil Andrew Pettigrew makes headlines after being awarded two creative writing prizes by best-selling author Ian Rankin and we are excited to announce that our popular fundraising pub quiz is back in a new venue in Morningside, Edinburgh – The Merlin.


iSite Spring 2016

Document | 01/03/2016

In the Spring edition of iSite we are excited to announce the extension of Royal Blind's adult services with a brand new residence in Edinburgh. We also celebrate the achievement of a Royal Blind School student in being awarded a prestigious Scouting award and speak to families using Braeside House's beautiful new private dining areas.


iSite Winter 2015

Document | 13/11/2015

In this issue, The Royal Blind School has launched its Learning Hub service to provide training, support, advice and workshops to all those involved in the education of visually impaired children and young people across Scotland. In October, Royal Blind hosted a Braille exhibition at the Scottish Parliament for National Braille Week and former Royal Blind School pupil and paralympic athlete Libby Clegg visited pupils at the newly refurbished school in Morningside.


iSite Summer 2015

Document | 01/07/2015

The summer is here - and so is the latest iSite magazine. Catch up on news from all the services run by Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded.

Featuring a convoy of chocolate-laden scooters, some hard-fought blind bowling contests, our fantastic early years' playgroup,music-making with children at the Royal Blind School who have multiple disabilities as well as visual impairment (MDVI) and a fantastic poem inspired by the young adults at Forward Vision.


iSite Spring 2015

Document | 10/03/2015

The Royal opening of the school's redeveloped facilities is our front page feature this spring. This was a fantastic day, with amazing performances from Royal Blind School pupils stealing the show.  

Also inside: news of Forward Vision's successful entry in the UK wide 'Care Home Idols' competition; a peek behind the scenes at activities on offer at Braeside House; how the Scottish Braille Press helped celebrate Sir Walter Scott, and a brief history of the Scottish War Blinded, which is 100 years old in 2015.