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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Take a gamble on the Royal Blind Week raffle

Image of Royal Blind Week raffle ticket

Press Release | 04/02/2015

The Royal Blind Week raffle plays a major part in Royal Blind’s week long fundraising campaign which this year runs from 23 February to 1 March.


Statement on Gillespie Crescent head office relocation plans

Statement on Gillespie Crescent head office relocation plans

Press Release

Royal Blind has lodged a planning application to demolish its head office building at Gillespie Crescent in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.

This is to allow for the sale of the land once the charity headquarters have relocated to its new premises at Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh, in 2021.


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.


Sporting stars help raise £10,000 for Royal Blind with Celebrity Golf Day

Team photo at Archerfield

Press Release | 17/08/2016

Sporting stars and local businesses have helped raise more than £10,000 for blind and partially sighted people during an annual fundraising golf tournament.


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.


Sir Walter Scott Celebrated in Braille

Image of Braille Manuscripts

Press Release | 14/10/2014

Two great anniversaries are being marked in Edinburgh today (14 October) with the launch of a new book amidst a sea of words in Waverley Railway Station.


Sight loss leading to thousands of Scots facing loneliness

Lewis smiles at camera

Press Release | 01/05/2018

Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people has called for action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 200,000 Scots who live with sight loss. Research from Royal Blind shows that almost two thirds of vision impaired people have experienced loneliness because of their 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.



Sight loss charity launches loneliness report at SNP Conference

Veterans speaking to each other at a Scottish War Blinded event

Press Release | 08/06/2018

Today Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people will launch a new report highlighting the links between sight loss and social isolation.  Royal Blind is holding a joint fringe meeting with Age Scotland on the issue of loneliness as the Scottish Government prepares to finalise a groundbreaking nation strategy to tackle social isolation.


Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Press Release | 27/04/2020

Royal Blind’s leaders are getting into their exercise gear for the 2.6 Challenge.

The 2.6 Challenge encourages people to take on a fun activity and then to donate to or fundraise for their favourite UK charity.

Royal Blind—Scotland largest visual impairment charity-—is raising funds to help support its five residential care services, which remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.