Royal Blind iSite Magazine

Read about Royal Blind and the people we support in our free magazine iSite. Sign up to receive iSite to receive the magazine three times a year by post. 

iSite - Spring 2018

Document | 15/04/2018

In the Spring edition of iSite, we mark the beginning of celebrations for Royal Blind’s 225th anniversary. Our new Policy Manager, Richard Baker, explains how we are taking a stand for people with sight loss and we speak to the aerospace apprentices behind a piece of futuristic new technology at the Royal Blind School.

 

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iSite - Summer 2018

Document | 17/09/2018

In the Summer edition of iSite, the First Minister opens our new care home for older people in the West of Scotland, Jenny’s Well, and we mark the official opening of our new premises for the Scottish Braille Press.

As part of our mission to stand up for people with sight loss, we are calling for government action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 188,000 people in Scotland who are living with a vision impairment, and Scottish War Blinded member, Sandy, tells the story of how during World War II, he was stranded at sea in shark infested waters for 19 days. 

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iSite - Winter 2018

Document | 09/12/2018

In this edition In November we marked 225 years of supporting blind and partially sighted people with a reception at the Scottish Parliament. To celebrate reaching our 225th anniversary we have produced a booklet, which looks at how our services have evolved along with societal attitudes towards sight loss and disability.

We also launched Our Vision for Equal Education, our campaign to level the playing field in education for children and young people with vision impairment, and in October, staff and residents of Jenny’s Well Care Home celebrated one year since the service opened its doors. 

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iSite Spring 2013

Document | 12/03/2013

Royal Blind iSite Winter 2013In our fantastic spring 2013 issue former Royal Blind pupil & British paralympic silver medalist visits the Royal Blind school, reports from the 'Rabbies Girls' & 'Royal Blind Bake-off' events, we celebrate a happy 1st birthday for Kidscene and an update with regards to the new experiences and thrilling adventures of Scottish War Blinded members.

 

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iSite Spring 2015

Document | 10/03/2015

The Royal opening of the school's redeveloped facilities is our front page feature this spring. This was a fantastic day, with amazing performances from Royal Blind School pupils stealing the show.  

Also inside: news of Forward Vision's successful entry in the UK wide 'Care Home Idols' competition; a peek behind the scenes at activities on offer at Braeside House; how the Scottish Braille Press helped celebrate Sir Walter Scott, and a brief history of the Scottish War Blinded, which is 100 years old in 2015.


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iSite Spring 2016

Document | 01/03/2016

In the Spring edition of iSite we are excited to announce the extension of Royal Blind's adult services with a brand new residence in Edinburgh. We also celebrate the achievement of a Royal Blind School student in being awarded a prestigious Scouting award and speak to families using Braeside House's beautiful new private dining areas.


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iSite Spring 2019

Document | 25/04/2019

Welcome to the Spring issue of Isite magazine, with all the latest news from Royal Blind.

In this issue read about former Royal Blind pupil Harrison Lovett, who has just won a silver medal in the Judo at the Special Olypics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. You can read his amazing story on pages 2 and 3.

We've also launched a very special project at Jenny's Well in Paisley. The project seeks to raise awareness of the care needs of thousands of people with dementia and sight loss (page 4).

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iSite Summer 2013

Document | 19/08/2013

Royal Blind iSite Magazine Summer 2014In our summer i-Site magazine we feature the re-development project at the Canaan Lane campus of the Royal Blind School, Forward Vision expansion plans, Royal Blind School pupils showcase their talents at the Come to Your Senses Concert plus exciting developments at our Kidscene after-school club.

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iSite Summer 2014

Document | 08/07/2014

Royal Blind iSite Magazine 2014Five Royal Blind School pupils recently enjoyed a trip on the long awaited Edinburgh tram network as part of 'Exercise Salvador'. The pupils joined hundreds of volunteers to assess how the system coped with large crowds and met the needs of visually impaired people. Kezia Dugdale, MSP for Edinburgh South and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, launched Kidscene's new premises and Rachel roger describes her fundraising initiative to support Grandson Nathan, who attends the Royal Blind School, after losing his vision as a result of serious illness.  

 

 

 
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iSite Summer 2015

Document | 01/07/2015

The summer is here - and so is the latest iSite magazine. Catch up on news from all the services run by Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded.

Featuring a convoy of chocolate-laden scooters, some hard-fought blind bowling contests, our fantastic early years' playgroup,music-making with children at the Royal Blind School who have multiple disabilities as well as visual impairment (MDVI) and a fantastic poem inspired by the young adults at Forward Vision.


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