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, Director of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 7970

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Braeside House residents welcome new private family rooms

Braeside resident, Suzanne laughs with a friend in a new private family room

Press Release | 05/02/2016

For many families spending quality time together involves having a meal around the dinner table. Now residents of Braeside House, in the Liberton area of Edinburgh, will be able to do just that as they entertain visitors in the nursing home’s new private family spaces. 


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.


Braeside Resident celebrates 100th birthday

Mary with her birthday card from the Queen

Press Release | 16/12/2019

The big 100 for Braeside resident Mary Mullen

Braeside resident Mary Mullen celebrated her 100th birthday with a card  from the Queen and a party full of family and friends who came from far and wide to celebrate with her.


Braille on the beach as top author launches National Braille Week 2014

Jenni Fagan launches National Braille Week

Press Release | 04/10/2014

Award winning novelist Jenni Fagan said Braille was "a written art in its own right" as she helped launch National Braille Week 2014.


Cabinet Secretary Angela Constance MSP visits Scottish Braille Press

Press employee demonstrates audio recording process to Angela Constance MSP

Press Release | 06/10/2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities today paid a visit to the Scottish Braille Press to find out more about its role as an employer of disabled people.


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.


Call for fundraisers as Royal Blind launches Royal Blind Week

Group of Royal Blind fundraisers pose after running a marathon

Press Release | 01/02/2016

People across the country are being encouraged to take up a challenge on behalf of Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation as part of its annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week. 


Care home opens its doors for summer fete

Jenny's Well exterior

Press Release | 01/08/2018

A care home for blind and partially sighted older people is opening its doors to the public on Saturday for its first ever summer fete.


Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Press Release | 27/03/2020

Spirits are high at Royal Blind’s care homes, despite the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Jenny’s Well care home residents pining for loved ones sang a rousing rendition of the war-time classic “We’ll Meet Again” earlier this week.

The 1939 song, sung by English singer Vera Lynn, was popular during WWII when soldiers left their families, friends and loved ones to fight in Europe.


Charities call for urgent action in budget for disabled pupils

Picture a pupil at the Royal Blind School using a Braille keyboard

Press Release | 04/02/2020

A call for urgent action in the Scottish Government’s budget to provide better support for disabled pupils has been made by charities working with pupils with additional support needs. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition, the National Deaf Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society Scotland, and Royal Blind are campaigning for improved access to specialist support.