"The school building was fitted with 'state of the art' hoists to ensure that personal care needs were met during the school day."

- Care Inspectorate 2015 


Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266




Our Facilities

TramplolineThe Royal Blind School is based in the Morningside area of Edinburgh and our campus was completely re-furbished in Autumn 2015. Our building has been specially designed for visually impaired pupils with:

  • All facilities for pupils on the ground floor
  • Wide corridors
  • Colour contrasts
  • Hand rails to facilitate independent navigation
  • Hoists
  • Fully equipped disabled bathrooms.

Each room has a ‘signifier’ outside on the hand rail – an object that resembles what is inside the room. These include a paint brush for the art room, a telephone for the office and a handbag for the Head Teacher. These signifiers enable our pupils to know where they are within the building.

Our campus has:

  • Hydro-therapy pool
  • Swings
  • Traverse climbing wall
  • Soft play
  • Enclosed multi-use games area
  • Sensory garden
  • Parents’ flat for use during times of need, such as illness or initial assessment and transition.

 All this specialised equipment helps give vision impaired children and young people the additional support they need during their education.