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. 

Contact:

Davina Shiell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 7970

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Royal Blind School takes centre stage at global music conference

Royal Blind School takes centre stage at global music conference

Press Release | 10/03/2015

The Royal Blind School is today (Tuesday) sharing the school’s approach to music education with an international audience at the first major conference to explore visually impaired musicians' lives.

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Royal Blind School teacher to speak at international conference in Florida, USA

Student taking part in mindfulness session

Press Release | 24/08/2016

Royal Blind School teachers have taken their expertise stateside to address authorities in visual impairment from around the world.

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Royal Blind School to offer 52-week residential places

Royal Blind School to offer 52-week residential places

Press Release | 20/03/2017

A specialist vision impairment school is introducing 52 week residential care for its pupils.

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Royal Blind School wins £45,000 of National Lottery funding

STV presenter, Royal Blind School staff and pupils gathered with winner sign

Press Release | 08/05/2018

A school for blind and partially sighted pupils has won £45,000 of National Lottery funding thanks to help from the public.

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Royal Blind Statement on Penman Case

Former Royal Blind School building

Press Release | 22/03/2018

We are deeply saddened about the significant crimes carried out by a former pupil, David Penman, in the 1980s, for which he has been sentenced today.  We would like to express our heartfelt sorrow to his victims.

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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.

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Royal Blind supporters raise £7,000 for Royal Blind Week

Royal Blind supporters raise £7,000 for Royal Blind Week

Press Release | 15/03/2016

Fundraisers from across the UK have raised a fantastic £7,000 for Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation as part of our annual fundraising event Royal Blind Week.

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Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

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The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

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Royal Blind to support children with visual impairment in Midlothian Council area

Hawys Kilday, Director of Service at Royal Blind

Press Release | 23/06/2020

Royal Blind has been awarded the contract to provide support for Midlothian Council’s visual impairment education service from August.

Pupils with visual impairment at both Primary and High schools in Midlothian will benefit from this service.

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Royal Blind welcomes rates relief protection for special schools in budget

Royal Blind School Edinburgh

Press Release | 15/12/2017

Royal Blind welcomes rates relief protection for special schools in budget

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