Royal Blind School

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EH10 4SG

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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

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.  


Impact of mindfulness on children with disabilities captured in new book

Pupil and staff member during mindfulness event

Press Release | 29/10/2015

A school-based programme that demonstrated how mindfulness can help children with disabilities has been captured in a new book, launched by Children in Scotland.


New service launched at Scottish Learning Festival to support teachers of blind learners

New service launched at Scottish Learning Festival to support teachers of blind learners

Press Release | 23/09/2015

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation will today launch a new service to support teachers in mainstream schools who have visually impaired children in their classroom.

The Royal Blind Learning Hub will provide training, support, advice and workshops to all those involved in the education of visually impaired children and young people across Scotland.


Former pupil, Libby Clegg, returns to the Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg with her guide dog, Hattie

Press Release | 02/09/2015

ESPC sponsored paralympian Libby Clegg spent time on Tuesday 1 September with pupils at the Royal Blind School to see where money raised by the property marketing company will be used. 


Royal Blind School pupils get set for London Metro Games

Steven and guide runner on the track in London

Press Release | 18/06/2015

Pupils from the Royal Blind School will be running, shot-putting and long jumping in London this weekend, at the Metro Athletics Open.