Royal Blind Press Releases

Our press office handles all media enquiries for Royal Blind and our sister charity Scottish War Blinded.

The team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely, efficient and reactive media service. 

Contact:

Davina Shiell, Head of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 797

Email Davina

Lifelong St Mirren fan and care home resident meets his St Mirren heroes.

John with two footballers

Press Release | 28/08/2019

Lifelong St Mirren fan John Pringle, who is a resident at Royal Blind care home Jenny’s Well, got the chance to meet Saints manager Jim Goodwin and players from the first team at the Saints ground today.

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In-house pub 'Jenny's Bar' opens at Paisley Care Home

Manager Stewart hands resident a beer

Press Release | 16/08/2019

Residents at Jenny’s Well, Royal Blind’s care home in Paisley, can now enjoy popping to the pub for a drink with their friends, in a special pub created inside the care home.

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Minister visits pioneering dementia and sight loss project at Paisley care home

The Minister and a resident having a chat on the sofa

Press Release | 10/07/2019

The Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey MSP, visited a pioneering project on Tuesday researching care provided for people with dementia and sight loss.

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Sight loss charity raises concerns over treatment waiting times

Person undergoing an eye test.

Press Release | 27/06/2019

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity is urging the Scottish Government to take action to ensure all patients in Scotland seeking treatment for eye conditions are seen within national waiting time guidelines.

 

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Scottish Braille Press to cease production of braille magazines

Scottish Braille Press

Press Release | 20/06/2019

A leading UK provider of alternative formats has announced that it is no longer able to produce braille magazines.

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Royal Blind pupils meet Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice with Royal Blind pupil Bo

Press Release | 17/06/2019

 

Two pupils from the Royal Blind school in Edinburgh got a chance to meet Princess Beatrice today at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

 

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Head Teacher of Royal Blind School Retires

Head teacher Elaine smiling behind her desk

Press Release | 30/05/2019

The Head Teacher of the Royal Blind School has announced her retirement.

Elaine Brackenridge, who has worked at the Royal Blind School for the last ten years – first as Depute Head and then as Head Teacher since 2013 – retires from her position this month.

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New project to focus on care for over 12,500 Scots with dementia and sight loss

New project to focus on care for over 12,500 Scots with dementia and sight loss

Press Release | 03/04/2019

 

On Wednesday 3rd April, a new project was launched to support care for over 12,500 Scots with dementia and sight loss.  

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Charity calls for urgent action to support increasing number of pupils with vision impairment

Royal Blind School pupil typing Braille

Press Release | 12/03/2019

New figures published today by the Scottish Government show the numbers of pupils with vision impairment in Scotland’s schools has more than doubled over the last ten years, leading to a call from Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity for increased specialist support. Royal Blind is calling on local authorities and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to improve support for blind and partially sighted pupils.  

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Minister meets disabled workers celebrating Scottish Braille Press success

Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn views an audio booth

Press Release | 27/02/2019

On Tuesday 26 February, employees at the Scottish Braille Press met with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to discuss how disabled workers are benefiting from the expansion of the successful social enterprise. Over the last ten years the business has tripled its turnover to over £3 million, and after moving to larger new premises in Edinburgh last year has been able to increase its staff.

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