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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New services for visually impaired people now open

Jenny's Well care home exterior

Press Release | 02/10/2017

Two brand new services in the West of Scotland for blind and partially sighted people are now open.


'Therapony' proves big hit with care home residents

Smiling resident hugs mini Shetland pony

Press Release | 21/09/2017

Residents of a care home for blind and partially sighted older people were paid a visit by a special four-legged friend.


Join us for Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime Writers

afternoon tea flyer

Press Release | 12/09/2017

Crime fiction fans are invited to dine with three prominent Scottish crime fiction authors in luxury surroundings – while raising money for children and adults with sight loss.


New provider for vision impairment education services in East Lothian

Royal Blind School exterior

Press Release | 09/09/2017

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver East Lothian Council’s vision impairment education service for the next three years.


Specialist services for blind people to open doors to community

Jenny's Well care home exterior

Press Release | 07/09/2017

Local residents are being invited to attend an Open Day at two newly built services for blind people in Paisley.


Royal Blind's £160,000 boost for sight loss research

scientist conducts experiment in a lab

Press Release | 05/09/2017

Research into sight loss has been given a major funding boost by Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity.  

Royal Blind has awarded funding of nearly £160,000 towards four projects in a bid to help prevent, treat and cure conditions that can lead to blindness.


New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

Frankie plays in his bedroom at Allermuir

Press Release | 30/08/2017

The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential home for disabled adults in its first ever inspection of the service.


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.