Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

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Press Releases - Royal Blind School

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

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Scottish author says it with Braille at the Royal Blind School

Braille version of Mavis's Shoe

Press Release | 06/10/2014

Trailblazing author Sue Reid Sexton – whose latest work was published in Braille at the same time as general release – will join Royal Blind pupils today (Monday) to celebrate the start of National Braille Week 2014.


New term rings in state-of-the-art facilities for Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School building in Morningside

Press Release | 20/08/2014

Autumn school term begins today (Wednesday 20 August) at the Royal Blind School, with all pupils located together for the first time at state-of-the-art new facilities in Morningside.


Former Royal Blind School Pupil Receives First Class Honours Degree

Jennifer Murray teaching in Spain

Press Release | 25/06/2014

A former pupil of the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh who is blind, deaf and has mild cerebral palsy has defeated all odds and received a first class honours degree in Spanish from the University of the West of Scotland.


Royal Blind School Moves to Morningside

Royal Blind School's Craigmillar Park building

Press Release | 24/06/2014

Embargoed until 27 June 2014

The Royal Blind School’s historic Craigmillar Park campus opens its doors to pupils for the last time today (Friday 27 June) as the school moves to a new phase at its re-developed campus in Morningside.


Launch of Royal Blind School’s ‘Let Me Play’ DVD

Front cover of the Let Me Play DVD

Press Release | 28/05/2014

How does a parent play with a small child who is blind or partially sighted in a way that best helps their child to make sense of their world and actively engage with those in it?


Royal Blind School Pupil Selected For Queens Baton Relay

A picture of pupil Harry Lovett

Press Release | 21/04/2014

A Royal Blind School pupil has been selected to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay, when it begins its incredible 8,000km journey across Scotland in Edinburgh on 14 June.


Royal Blind School Pupils Triumph in National Swimming Gala

Royal Blind School Pupil Myles being presented with his medal

Press Release | 14/04/2014

A team of Royal Blind School pupils recently triumphed at the British Blind Sports ‘National Youth Swimming Gala’, taking some of the day’s top prizes.


Royal Blind School Pupils to test Edinburgh’s Trams

One of Edinburgh's trams in action

Press Release | 13/03/2014

Visually impaired pupils from Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Blind School will be some of the first passengers to test Edinburgh’s tram service and the new tram stop at Murrayfield Stadium today.


Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Press Release | 19/11/2013

Pupils at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh are taking on the 90kg Rice Challenge to support farmers and their children in Malawi.


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.