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

Cultural exchange for Royal Blind School pupils

Photograph of Royal Blind School, Morningside, Edinburgh

Press Release | 16/06/2015

Pupils and staff from Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School this week are swapping the leafy lanes of Morningside for a cultural exchange trip in Germany. 

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Dancing on Ice Star and past Royal Blind pupil Libby Clegg talks about her latest challenge

Dancing on Ice Star and past Royal Blind pupil Libby Clegg talks about her latest challenge

Press Release

New star of Dancing on Ice and former Royal Blind School pupil, Libby Clegg, has spoken to the Sunday Post about her time at the school.

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Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Press Release | 27/09/2013

The dates of National Braille Week are changing. The celebration of the use of Braille and other alternative formats for blind and visually impaired people will now take place during the week that World Sight Day falls, from 7-13 October 2013.

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Deputy First Minister visits Royal Blind School

Deputy First Minister visits Royal Blind School

Press Release

The Royal Blind School played host to the Deputy First Minister today (Wednesday 22 February).

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Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Press Release | 10/04/2020

Children with visual impairments are ‘accessing the world’ with special braille devices as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

The BrailleNote Touch devices are being used by several Royal Blind School pupils to continue their learning while at home.

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ESPC launch charitable partnership with Royal Blind

ESPC launch charitable partnership with Royal Blind

Press Release | 23/07/2015

ESPC, the leading property marketing company in East Central Scotland, has announced its commitment to support Royal Blind as its new chosen charity for the next 12 months.

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ESPC raise thousands for visual impairment charity

Royal Blind ESPC cheque presentation

Press Release | 13/07/2016

ESPC staff are celebrating after raising nearly £6,000 in 12 months for Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation.

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Family and friends see Royal Blind School at work

Photograph of Carrie Manion, Ian Murray MP, and Elaine Brackenridge, Head Teache

Press Release | 15/06/2015

This year’s annual Family and Friends Day at the Royal Blind School welcomed Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South and newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

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Fife Council Present Cheque for over £6000 to Royal Blind

Fife Council Present Cheque for over £6000 to Royal Blind

Press Release | 06/02/2014

Scottish charity Royal Blind received a major boost from Fife Council employees yesterday, during a special cheque presentation ceremony with recently elected MSP Alex Rowley.

Royal Blind representatives were presented with a cheque for the huge sum of £6,335.05, raised from the very special ‘Walk 500 Miles for Alec’ event which was organised entirely by Fife Council staff.

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First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at opening of specialist home

First Minister and Josie Lewis

Press Release | 28/03/2018

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has highlighted the issue of sight loss experienced by hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland.

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