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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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.


Scooter Club in egg run to Royal Blind School

Junjie on a scooter

Press Release | 25/03/2015

A convoy of scooters is set to ride to the Royal Blind School armed with Easter eggs this evening (Wed Mar 25).


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.


Scottish Braille Press to cease production of braille magazines

Scottish Braille Press

Press Release | 20/06/2019

A leading UK provider of alternative formats has announced that it is no longer able to produce braille magazines.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.