26 October 2018
Source: Royal Blind
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. The event was hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP.
Royal Blind was established in Edinburgh 1793 – the same year in which Rabbie Burns wrote Scots Wha Hae! Today Royal Blind provides care, education and employment for people with sight loss from across the country.
Royal Blind Chief Executive, Mark O’Donnell, said: “Since Royal Blind’s foundation 225 years ago as a simple workshop providing employment for vision impaired people in Edinburgh, we have transformed the lives of many people with sight loss across Scotland.
“Over the centuries our work has evolved with society’s attitudes towards disability. Today we are Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation and our mission is to see a community in which blind and partially sighted people are fully included, with their rights and aspirations fully supported.”
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