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Royal Blind exploring new enterprise options

Scotland's visual impairment charity is looking for new ways to generate sustainable income.Royal Blind has brought on business-minded Andrew Stephenson to investigate new enterprise opportunities for the visual impairment charity. Andrew, w

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Spirits are high at Royal Blind’s care homes, despite the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Charity concern over rising attainment gap for blind and partially sighted pupils

Today Royal Blind has raised concerns over new figures which show a widening gap for pupils with visual impairment progressing to positive destinations compared to pupils without additional support needs.  The Scottish Government’s new fig

Full contact rugby for Scottish fans using the VISER Tactile Board System

Forget Fitbit – two fans at Saturday’s Scotland vs England rugby match had their fingers on the pulse of the game using the Tactile Board System.

Charities call for urgent action in budget for disabled pupils

A call for urgent action in the Scottish Government’s budget to provide better support for disabled pupils has been made by charities working with pupils with additional support needs.

An interview with Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at the Scottish Government

Professor Jason Leitch answers questions from the visual impairment community about COVID-19 and the Coronvirus lockdown restrictions.

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

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.

New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today.

Braeside House resident celebrates 100th birthday

Braeside resident Mary Mullen celebrated her 100th birthday with a card  from the Queen and a party full of family and friends who came from far and wide to celebrate with her.

Win for Braeside House win at Scottish Care Awards

A senior carer at Royal Blind’s care home for older people, Braeside House in Liberton has won a coveted award at the Scottish Care Awards.

Royal Blind pupils visit Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Royal Blind pupils try their hand at making poppies at Edinburgh’s Poppy Factory.Four pupils from the Royal Blind School visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.  Bo, Rebeka, Jay and Aiden were given a tour

Call for action as people with sight loss miss out on Self-directed Support

Research by Scotland’s biggest sight loss charity Royal Blind has revealed low awareness among blind and partially sighted people of the Scottish Government’s flagship social care policy.

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