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

Royal Blind School wins £45,000 of National Lottery funding

STV presenter, Royal Blind School staff and pupils gathered with winner sign

Press Release | 08/05/2018

A school for blind and partially sighted pupils has won £45,000 of National Lottery funding thanks to help from the public.

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Royal Blind Statement on Penman Case

Former Royal Blind School building

Press Release | 22/03/2018

We are deeply saddened about the significant crimes carried out by a former pupil, David Penman, in the 1980s, for which he has been sentenced today.  We would like to express our heartfelt sorrow to his victims.

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Royal Blind calls for more support for increasing number of vision impaired pupils

Royal Blind School pupil Bo receiving tuition in Braille

Press Release | 07/03/2018

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity has called for local authorities and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to improve support for blind and partially sighted pupils. 

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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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New provider for vision impairment education services in East Lothian

Royal Blind School exterior

Press Release | 09/09/2017

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver East Lothian Council’s vision impairment education service for the next three years.

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Royal Blind statement on Penman court case

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 24/06/2017

We are deeply sorry to learn from the recent court case of significant crimes carried out by one of our former pupils, David Penman, against other pupils at the Royal Blind School during the 1980s. We are shocked and saddened about these incidents and would like to express our heartfelt sorrow to his victims for all they went through.

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Royal Blind School to offer 52-week residential places

Royal Blind School to offer 52-week residential places

Press Release | 20/03/2017

A specialist vision impairment school is introducing 52 week residential care for its pupils.

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Royal Blind Group receives Investors in People accreditation

Royal Blind Group receives Investors in People accreditation

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Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has received an award recognising its commitment to its employees.

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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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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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