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Royal Blind provides educational support in Orkney

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

Royal Blind to provide vision impairment education support services in Orkney.

The Royal Blind School has been awarded the contract to deliver Orkney Islands Council’s vision impairment education service for the next year.

Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Royal Blind pupils among first in world to try LEGO braille bricks to mark National Braille Week.

Increasing confidence with support from Sight Scotland

Anya is flourishing at her local school, following support from Royal Blind's learning support service.

Lifelong St Mirren fan and care home resident meets his St Mirren heroes.

Lifelong St Mirren fan John Pringle, who is a resident at Royal Blind care home Jenny’s Well, got the chance to meet Saints manager Jim Goodwin and players from the first team at the Saints ground today.

In-house pub 'Jenny's Bar' opens at Paisley Care Home

Residents at Jenny’s Well, Royal Blind’s care home in Paisley, can now enjoy popping to the pub for a drink with their friends, in a special pub created inside the care home.

Minister visits pioneering dementia and sight loss project at Paisley care home

The Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey MSP, visited a pioneering project on Tuesday researching care provided for people with dementia and sight loss.

Sight loss charity raises concerns over treatment waiting times

Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity is urging the Scottish Government to take action to ensure all patients in Scotland seeking treatment for eye conditions are seen within national waiting time guidelines. 

Scottish Braille Press to cease production of braille magazines

A leading UK provider of alternative formats has announced that it is no longer able to produce braille magazines.

Royal Blind pupils meet Princess Beatrice

Two pupils from the Royal Blind school in Edinburgh got a chance to meet Princess Beatrice today at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Head Teacher of Royal Blind School Retires

The Head Teacher of the Royal Blind School has announced her retirement.

New project to focus on care for over 12,500 Scots with dementia and sight loss

 On Wednesday 3rd April, a new project was launched to support care for over 12,500 Scots with dementia and sight loss.  

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