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. 


Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 797

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Crime author to name character after highest bidder in charity auction

Alex Gray holds a Braille copy of her book the Darkest Goodbye

Press Release | 20/07/2017

A Scottish crime writer is offering one lucky reader the chance to appear in her next book.

Alex Gray, author of the DCI Lorimer series, is donating the unique prize to sight loss charity Royal Blind as part of a new fundraising event, Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime Writers.


£5,000 funding boost for care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley

Jenny's Well

Press Release | 26/06/2017

A new care home for visually impaired older people has been given a funding boost of £5,000.

Jenny’s Well Care Home, currently under construction on Hawkhead Road, Paisley, is due to open its doors in October.


Royal Blind statement on Penman court case

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 24/06/2017

We are deeply sorry to learn from the recent court case of significant crimes carried out by one of our former pupils, David Penman, against other pupils at the Royal Blind School during the 1980s. We are shocked and saddened about these incidents and would like to express our heartfelt sorrow to his victims for all they went through.


Registrations open for Jenny's Well care home in West of Scotland

Registrations open for Jenny's Well care home in West of Scotland

Press Release | 08/06/2017

Registrations are now open for a new specialist care home for visually impaired older people.


Staff sought for new specialist care home in the West of Scotland

Artist's impression of Jenny's Well

Press Release | 01/06/2017

Nearly 50 job vacancies are being advertised for a new care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley.


Christopher Brookmyre donates exclusive prize to visual impairment charity

Christopher Brookmyre portrait

Press Release | 26/05/2017

Crime fiction fans will have the chance to have a character named after them in an award-winning author’s next work, thanks to a leading Edinburgh charity.


Royal Blind Group Appoints New Chief Executive

Mark O'Donnell

Press Release | 09/05/2017

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.


Information day planned to promote new jobs in Paisley

Information day planned to promote new jobs in Paisley

Press Release | 05/05/2017

Jobseekers are invited to attend an information day to find out more about 150 new jobs being created in Paisley.


Historic Edinburgh business to expand after record growth

City West building

Press Release | 18/04/2017

An historic Edinburgh business will relocate to a larger premises as it prepares to boost its workforce.


Managers sought for new services in Paisley

Architect's image of the new development

Press Release | 13/04/2017

Talented managers are being sought for the rare opportunity to head up two new services for blind and partially sighted people in Paisley.