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

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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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 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 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 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 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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