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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Royal Blind highlights concern over special teachers numbers

Pupils conduct a science experiment

Press Release | 12/12/2017

Royal Blind has today urged the Scottish Government to consider policies which will encourage the recruitment of teachers for pupils with additional needs in light of new figures which show a reduction in the number of special teachers in Scotland’s schools.


First Prize for Royal Blind School Pupil in Card Competition

First Prize for Royal Blind School Pupil in Card Competition

Press Release

Today (Friday 8th December) Lothians MSP Miles Briggs will visit the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh to congratulate Namarra, a pupil at the school, on winning his Christmas Card Competition.


Golfers raise more than £1,000 for sight loss service

Fundraisers from Paisley Golf Club Ladies' Section smile at the camera

Press Release | 06/12/2017

Golfers have welcomed a new service for older people with sight loss to Paisley by raising £1,140 in one year.


Former MSP takes up new policy role for sight loss charity

Richard stands beside the Royal Blind sign

Press Release | 01/12/2017

A former MSP has been appointed to establish a policy function at Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation.


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.