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 up a challenge for Royal Blind Week

Take up a challenge for Royal Blind Week

Press Release | 28/01/2015

People across the country are being encouraged to take up a challenge and help raise funds for Royal Blind as part of its annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week. 


Paisley site acquired for new services for blind people

Image of resident of Braeside House with Care Worker

Press Release | 08/01/2015

People with sight loss in the West of Scotland will benefit from two new services being established in Paisley.


Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Press Release | 07/01/2015

The young adults at Forward Vision in Edinburgh have recorded their very own Christmas musical classic – and they need votes to help win the ‘Care Home Idols’ trophy for 2014.


A Royal opening at the Royal Blind School

The Royal Blind School in Morningside

Press Release | 27/11/2014

In a historic day for the Royal Blind School, the re-developed school building in Morningside is today (Nov 27) officially opened by the charity’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.


Royal Blind and Nordoff Robbins Scotland host a musical Christmas

Christmas card designed by Royal Blind School pupils

Press Release | 10/11/2014

Start your Christmas celebrations on a musical note as Royal Blind joins forces with Nordoff Robbins Scotland to bring you a Christmas Concert. 


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.


Scottish author says it with Braille at the Royal Blind School

Braille version of Mavis's Shoe

Press Release | 06/10/2014

Trailblazing author Sue Reid Sexton – whose latest work was published in Braille at the same time as general release – will join Royal Blind pupils today (Monday) to celebrate the start of National Braille Week 2014.


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.


New term rings in state-of-the-art facilities for Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School building in Morningside

Press Release | 20/08/2014

Autumn school term begins today (Wednesday 20 August) at the Royal Blind School, with all pupils located together for the first time at state-of-the-art new facilities in Morningside.


Professional Rugby Players to Coach Children at Royal Blind's Holiday Club

Rugby session at Kidscene

Press Release | 24/07/2014

Professional rugby players will today (24 July 2014) provide a skills session at a unique holiday club that caters for children with and without disabilities.