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

A Royal opening at the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School in Morningside

Press Release | 27/11/2014

In a historic day for the Royal Blind School, the re-developed school building in Morningside is today (Nov 27) officially opened by the charity’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.

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Aerospace company adapts technology for Royal Blind School pupils

Robbie uses the Smart platform

Press Release | 05/03/2018

A futuristic piece of technology has been adapted by a leading aerospace company to help young blind pupils find their way to class.

Apprentices working at Edinburgh-based company, Leonardo, have adapted sensor technology to help Royal Blind School pupils who are wheelchair users to navigate around the school more easily.

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Art Students Support Royal Blind School Pupils in Move to Different Campus

Art Students Support Royal Blind School Pupils in Move to Different Campus

Press Release | 07/11/2013

Students at Edinburgh College of Art are designing an art project to help Royal Blind School pupils remember their historic Craigmillar Park campus after it closes in Summer 2014 and relocates all pupils to its Canaan Lane campus in Morningside.

The four third year art students have taken elements of sound from the Craigmillar Park campus including footsteps, voices and the sound of the lift to create an art installation that will be presented to the pupils on Friday 8 November.

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Author Danny Weston leads creative writing workshop with visually impaired students

Author Philip Caveney speaks to student with laptop

Press Release | 22/09/2016

Aspiring young writers at the Royal Blind School were taught some tricks of the trade by one of their favourite authors during a creative writing workshop.

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Charity calls for investment in training for qualified teachers of visually impaired

Charity calls for investment in training for qualified teachers of visually impaired

Press Release | 02/05/2015

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has called on the Scottish Government to increase investment in training more Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired and to strengthen the provision of specialist resources for blind and partially sighted pupils.

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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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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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Cultural exchange for Royal Blind School pupils

Photograph of Royal Blind School, Morningside, Edinburgh

Press Release | 16/06/2015

Pupils and staff from Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School this week are swapping the leafy lanes of Morningside for a cultural exchange trip in Germany. 

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Deputy First Minister visits Royal Blind School

Deputy First Minister visits Royal Blind School

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The Royal Blind School played host to the Deputy First Minister today (Wednesday 22 February).

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Family and friends see Royal Blind School at work

Photograph of Carrie Manion, Ian Murray MP, and Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teache

Press Release | 15/06/2015

This year’s annual Family and Friends Day at the Royal Blind School welcomed Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South and newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

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