Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266



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 teacher to speak at international conference in Florida, USA

Student taking part in mindfulness session

Press Release | 24/08/2016

Royal Blind School teachers have taken their expertise stateside to address authorities in visual impairment from around the world.


Paralympic Torch tours Royal Blind School ahead of 2016 Games in Rio

Junjie and Myles carry Paralympic Torch

Press Release | 14/06/2016

Pupils at the Royal Blind School were given a taste of sporting excitement today as they escorted the 2016 Paralympic Torch around their school.


Pupils’ blindfold fundraiser for sight loss charity

Children present cheque to Royal Blind School student, Reece,

Press Release | 08/06/2016

School children have raised more than £300 for a sight loss charity after taking on a series of challenges while blindfolded.


French education and care staff to visit Royal Blind services

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 25/05/2016

French education and care staff will travel to Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School to learn how its students are helped with the transition to adult life.


Ian Rankin presents Royal Blind School student with creative writing prize

Andrew Pettigrew and Ian Rankin

Press Release | 21/04/2016

A teenager who is one of just ten students in Scotland to win a prestigious writing award was today presented with his prizes by Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin.

New Depute Head Teacher at Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 20/04/2016

RNIB Scotland’s Education and Family Services Manager is set to join the Royal Blind School as a Depute Head Teacher.

Learning Hub launches free seminars for teachers and support staff across Scotland

Learning Hub launches free seminars for teachers and support staff across Scotland

Press Release | 09/03/2016

Teachers and support staff in Scotland are being invited to experience what it is like to be a visually impaired student by taking part in a day of free seminars and workshops.


Royal Blind School students and staff in short film about ‘mindfulness’

Royal Blind School student smiling during mindfulness session

Press Release | 03/03/2016

Students with visual impairment and complex needs are learning soothing techniques to help them deal with the stresses of everyday life. Now the Mindfulness programme is the subject of a short film. 


Prestigious Scout award for visually impaired teenager

Robbie Dalgleish with his parents and Scout leaders

Press Release | 20/01/2016

A brave visually impaired teenager will receive a prestigious scouting award after overcoming a difficult year battling a genetic disorder.


Royal Blind School in Uptown Funk

Pupils who took part in the video

Press Release | 02/11/2015

Pupils and staff at Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School got into the groove recently as they staged their own version of hit music video ‘Uptown Funk’.

The catchy song, made famous by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, was the theme tune to the video starring pupils and teachers from the school, which provides education and care for children and young people with visual impairment and complex needs.

The video shows members of staff strutting their stuff down the hallways and youngsters enjoying the rhythm whilst attending their classes.