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, Head of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 797

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Braeside House win at Scottish Care Awards

Pat Gibson with her award and balloons

Press Release


A senior carer at Royal Blind’s care home for older people, Braeside House in Liberton has won a coveted award at the Scottish Care Awards.



Royal Blind pupils visit Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Pupil Aiden making a poppy. Picture courtesty Royal Regiment of Scotland

Press Release


Royal Blind pupils try their hand at making poppies at Edinburgh’s Poppy Factory.



Call for action as people with sight loss miss out on Self-directed Support

A resident and carer choosing fruit from a plate

Press Release | 07/11/2019

Research by Scotland’s biggest sight loss charity Royal Blind has revealed low awareness among blind and partially sighted people of the Scottish Government’s flagship social care policy.


Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

Press Release


The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.                                      


Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Press Release | 07/10/2019

Royal Blind pupils among first in world to try LEGO braille bricks to mark National Braille Week.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.