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

Email Davina

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Team up with a sporting legend and raise funds with an exclusive team-building golf day

Golf clubs

Press Release | 04/04/2016

Amateur and professional golfers alike are invited to team up with a sporting legend in a fundraising competition at one of the UK’s most exclusive golf clubs.

Royal Blind’s 8th annual Celebrity Golf Day will take place on 10th August and will be hosted by DJ Scott Wilson at the exclusive Fidra Links at Archerfield Golf Course. 

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Tribute to Scottish War Blinded and Royal Blind supporter and friend Captain David Seath

Captain Seath

Press Release | 25/04/2016

We at Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are deeply saddened by the loss of Captain David Seath who passed away yesterday after participating in the London Marathon.

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Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Press Release | 28/11/2016

Harry Potter fans and rare book collectors are being offered the chance to get their hands on a unique signed Braille edition of the first book in the famous series.

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Visually impaired veteran to take the plunge this weekend!

Visually impaired veteran to take the plunge this weekend!

Press Release | 05/06/2014

A visually impaired veteran is bravely taking on the incredible challenge of abseiling 165 feet from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge this Sunday, to raise vital funds for Edinburgh based charity Royal Blind.

A visually impaired veteran is bravely taking on the incredible challenge of abseiling 165 feet from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge this Sunday, to raise vital funds for Edinburgh based charity Royal Blind.

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Waitrose to display Braille welcome sign as part of National Braille Week

Harry and Junjie with Waitrose manager Katie

Press Release | 10/10/2016

Visually impaired shoppers at an Edinburgh supermarket will be welcomed to the store in Braille this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of alternative formats.

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