RNIB - Scotland (Edinburgh and the Lothians)

Contact details

RNIB - Scotland (Edinburgh and the Lothians)
12-14 Hillside Crescent

Public phone: 0131 652 3140 / 0303 123 9999


Website URL: http://www.rnib.org.uk

General information

Service offered: Range of services for people with a visual impairment. Braille library, practical support, escorts, home visits. Supports groups, organises holidays and children's activity groups. Resource centre with specialist equipment. Administers register of blind and partially sighted people on behalf of local councils. Provides social work assessments and care management under contract to local councils.

Target group: People who are registered blind or partially sighted or who have a visual impairment.

Area served: Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian.

How to contact: Phone/Website


Monday: 10am - 4pm

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 3pm


Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Reserved parking at rear of premises. Building painted in contrasting colours to assist visually impaired people. Lift. Information in Braille, on tape or in large print. Loop system in some areas.

Other information

Languages other than English: Access to interpreters.

Charity number: 226227

Year established: 0

Staffing: 17 full time staff, 12 part time + 186 volunteers.

Public transport: Buses 4, 15, 15B, 24, 26, 44, 60, all SMT buses going to East Lothian.

Record last checked: 07 November 2023


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