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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.

Charity calls for level playing field in learning for blind and partially sighted pupils

Today (Tuesday 23 October), Scotland’s largest sight loss charity is launching a new campaign calling for better chances in education for pupils with vision impairment.

A day in care home life at Jenny's Well

What does the day in the life of a Royal Blind specialist care home for older people like?

Mark O'Donnell: Royal Blind aim to end loneliness

Tackling the scourge of loneliness in society requires political will and leadership, and Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have commended the Scottish Government for the beginnings of this through developing a ground-breaking national strategy to

Jamie's story

Jamie has boundless energy, so he loves making use of Forward Vision’s facilities. Jamie is a resident at Morlich House, one of Forward Vision’s three residential care units for adults with vision impairments and additional complex needs.

Lolly's Story

"Lolly is now a confident child despite the trauma she has been through in her young life, she has come on so well at the Royal Blind School. "

Will's story

Will, who has Downs Syndrome and visual impairment, has been attending Kidscene since the summer of 2016. Will has made several friends at Kidscene and is no longer so shy.

Kirin's Story

Kirin Saeed is a Braille Proof Reader at the Scottish Braille Press which is run by Sight Scotland.

Royal Blind School - Ciaran's Story

Ciaran Vassie is a determined young man.  Ciaran channelled his determination into learning karate in 2019, thanks to some assistance from the Royal Blind School’s residential care workers.

Royal Blind School - Andrew's story

Andrew Pettigrew excelled in his studies at the Royal Blind School. After seven years of schooling, Andrew is readying himself for the University of Strathclyde.

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