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Stories

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.  

Charity calls for urgent action to support increasing number of pupils with vision impairment

New figures published today by the Scottish Government show the numbers of pupils with vision impairment in Scotland’s schools has more than doubled over the last ten years, leading to a call from Scotland’s largest vision impairment char

Minister meets disabled workers celebrating Scottish Braille Press success

On Tuesday 26 February, employees at the Scottish Braille Press met with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to discuss how disabled workers are benefiting from the expansion of the successful social enterprise.

MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

Food safety award for Jenny’s Well

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

Royal Blind School rated ‘excellent’ in Education Scotland inspection

A school for children and young people with vision impairment has been praised for its ‘outstanding positive learning environment’ following an inspection by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded celebrate Living Wage commitment

Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation has been recognised for paying its staff the real living wage.Royal Blind and its sister charity Scottish War Blinded, which have their head office in Edinburgh, have been awarded Living Wage ac

Royal Blind celebrates 225 anniversary at Scottish Parliament

One of Scotland’s oldest charities has marked 225 years supporting blind and partially sighted people.Royal Blind held a reception for its supporters, staff and service users at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

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