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

First Prize for Royal Blind School Pupil in Card Competition

First Prize for Royal Blind School Pupil in Card Competition

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Today (Friday 8th December) Lothians MSP Miles Briggs will visit the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh to congratulate Namarra, a pupil at the school, on winning his Christmas Card Competition.

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Food safety award for Jenny’s Well

Councillors present staff with award

Press Release | 05/12/2018

A care home for blind and partially sighted older people has been presented with a prestigious food safety award.

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Former MSP takes up new policy role for sight loss charity

Richard stands beside the Royal Blind sign

Press Release | 01/12/2017

A former MSP has been appointed to establish a policy function at Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation.

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Former pupil, Libby Clegg, returns to the Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg with her guide dog, Hattie

Press Release | 02/09/2015

ESPC sponsored paralympian Libby Clegg spent time on Tuesday 1 September with pupils at the Royal Blind School to see where money raised by the property marketing company will be used. 

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Former Royal Blind School Pupil Receives First Class Honours Degree

Jennifer Murray teaching in Spain

Press Release | 25/06/2014

A former pupil of the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh who is blind, deaf and has mild cerebral palsy has defeated all odds and received a first class honours degree in Spanish from the University of the West of Scotland.

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Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Forward Vision enters ‘Care Home Idol’ with a Christmas classic

Press Release | 07/01/2015

The young adults at Forward Vision in Edinburgh have recorded their very own Christmas musical classic – and they need votes to help win the ‘Care Home Idols’ trophy for 2014.

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French education and care staff to visit Royal Blind services

Royal Blind School

Press Release | 25/05/2016

French education and care staff will travel to Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School to learn how its students are helped with the transition to adult life.

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Fundraisers challenged to go ‘blind’ for a day for visual impairment charity

Fundraisers challenged to go ‘blind’ for a day for visual impairment charity

Press Release | 08/02/2017

People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind.

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Fundraising Par-tea success at Bowhill!

afternoon tea

Press Release | 02/05/2016

Royal Blind supporters from the Scottish Borders have raised more than £2,500 for the charity by holding afternoon tea at the Duke of Buccleuch’s country estate. 

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Golfers raise more than £1,000 for sight loss service

Fundraisers from Paisley Golf Club Ladies' Section smile at the camera

Press Release | 06/12/2017

Golfers have welcomed a new service for older people with sight loss to Paisley by raising £1,140 in one year.

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