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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Press Release | 19/11/2013

Pupils at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh are taking on the 90kg Rice Challenge to support farmers and their children in Malawi.


Royal Blind School students and staff in short film about ‘mindfulness’

Royal Blind School student smiling during mindfulness session

Press Release | 03/03/2016

Students with visual impairment and complex needs are learning soothing techniques to help them deal with the stresses of everyday life. Now the Mindfulness programme is the subject of a short film. 


Royal Blind School runs training event for mainstream teachers

Music teacher Karl McRae displays a switch and ipad

Press Release

Teachers from across Scotland have gathered at the Royal Blind School for a special training event focussing on work with blind and disabled children.


Royal Blind School rated ‘excellent’ in Education Scotland inspection

pupil lolly laughs with teacher

Press Release | 27/11/2018

A school for children and young people with vision impairment has been praised for its ‘outstanding positive learning environment’ following an inspection by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.


Royal Blind School Pupils Triumph in National Swimming Gala

Royal Blind School Pupil Myles being presented with his medal

Press Release | 14/04/2014

A team of Royal Blind School pupils recently triumphed at the British Blind Sports ‘National Youth Swimming Gala’, taking some of the day’s top prizes.


Royal Blind School Pupils to test Edinburgh’s Trams

One of Edinburgh's trams in action

Press Release | 13/03/2014

Visually impaired pupils from Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Blind School will be some of the first passengers to test Edinburgh’s tram service and the new tram stop at Murrayfield Stadium today.