Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane

Edinburgh

EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266

office@royalblindschool.org.uk

 

 

Press Releases - Royal Blind School

Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest press releases. 

For media enquiries please contact Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager on:

Office hours: 0131 229 1456
Out of hours: 07713 987 797

Sight loss charity raises concerns over treatment waiting times

Person undergoing an eye test.

Press Release | 27/06/2019

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity is urging the Scottish Government to take action to ensure all patients in Scotland seeking treatment for eye conditions are seen within national waiting time guidelines.

 

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Royal Blind pupils meet Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice with Royal Blind pupil Bo

Press Release | 17/06/2019

 

Two pupils from the Royal Blind school in Edinburgh got a chance to meet Princess Beatrice today at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

 

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Head Teacher of Royal Blind School Retires

Head teacher Elaine smiling behind her desk

Press Release | 30/05/2019

The Head Teacher of the Royal Blind School has announced her retirement.

Elaine Brackenridge, who has worked at the Royal Blind School for the last ten years – first as Depute Head and then as Head Teacher since 2013 – retires from her position this month.

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Charity calls for urgent action to support increasing number of pupils with vision impairment

Royal Blind School pupil typing Braille

Press Release | 12/03/2019

New figures published today by the Scottish Government show the numbers of pupils with vision impairment in Scotland’s schools has more than doubled over the last ten years, leading to a call from Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity for increased specialist support. Royal Blind is calling on local authorities and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to improve support for blind and partially sighted pupils.  

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MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

Press Release | 13/12/2018

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

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Royal Blind School rated ‘excellent’ in Education Scotland inspection

pupil lolly laughs with teacher

Press Release | 27/11/2018

A school for children and young people with vision impairment has been praised for its ‘outstanding positive learning environment’ following an inspection by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

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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.

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Media statement - Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 13/09/2018

Mark O'Donnell, Chief Executive of Royal Blind said:

“We are very saddened to learn that the Royal Blind School has been added to the list of establishments which are currently the focus of an investigation by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. We will be fully co-operating with the process.

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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.

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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.

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