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Getting behind our ambition to tackle sight loss

Our staff, and the people we care for, are joining our journey to support more people with visual impairment across Scotland.

Time to focus on sight loss as First Minister backs launch of Sight Scotland

Press release: The First Minister has officially launched the new names of our two charities – Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded – as Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

Protective visors helping keep Royal Blind residents and staff safe

Royal Blind has been working with a community hero to get additional personal protective equipment for staff.

Care home residents join fundraising effort

John and Irene have shown age is no barrier to getting involved with the Virtual Kiltwalk.

Royal Blind to support children with visual impairment in Midlothian Council area

Royal Blind has been awarded the contract to provide support for Midlothian Council’s visual impairment education service from August.

Care home life during COVID

We asked three care home residents about their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is what they said.

Statement on Gillespie Crescent head office relocation plans

Royal Blind has lodged a planning application to demolish its head office building at Gillespie Crescent in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.This is to allow for the sale of the land once the charity headquarters have relocated to its new premises at Robertson

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Emotional impact of sight loss

We share some of the findings from our Emotional Support for Sight Loss report to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

Two of Scotland's most popular crime writers are supporting Royal Blind’s move to give away 50 free braille books during the COVID-19 lockdown.Ian Rankin and Alex Gray are among the authors whose novels are available in

Senior Execs take on 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for key workers

Royal Blind’s leaders are getting into their exercise gear for the 2.6 Challenge.The 2.6 Challenge encourages people to take on a fun activity and then to donate to or fundraise for their favourite UK charity.Royal Blind—Scotland largest

Why we need more support for blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus crisis

Vicky and her husband Robbie believe they are among many blind and partially sighted people who feel abandoned in the midst of the measures being taken to deal with the impact of Coronavirus.

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

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

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