Neil Ruddock to Provide “Razor” Sharp Entertainment for Try & Score

Royal Blind is excited to announce that professional footballer and unforgettable television personality Neil “Razor” Ruddock will be headlining this year’s ‘Try & Score’ charity sports evening on Thursday 16thMay at the George Hotel in Edinburgh.

Razor Ruddock carved out a lengthy and successful football career while playing for Tottenham Spur, Southampton, Liverpool, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, and England. Since retiring from professional football, Razor has continued to entertain the masses by appearing on television programmes such as A Question of Sport, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, and Celebrity Total Wipeout. Ruddock is currently a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother 11.

Try & Score is Royal Blind’s unique sports evening, where guests mingle with sporting celebrities over dinner while pitting wits in an epic quiz. Launched in 2008, Try & Score has grown into a highly anticipated evening of fun that consistently raises much-needed funds for Royal Blind’s services. Sporting legends who have previously attended this event include: Gavin Hastings, Scott Hastings, John Beattie, Gordon Smith, Walter Smith, Craig Levein, Steven Pressley, Steven Frail, Kenny Milne, Dan Parks, Alan Rough, Andy Nicol, Rowan Shepherd, George Burley, Jim Leishman, Terry Butcher, Stuart Dougal, among many others.


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2. The activities of Royal Blind, include:

The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh

The Royal Blind School offers the highest quality of education and care to meet the needs of young people with a visual impairment. Our two campuses include pre-school, primary and secondary facilities supporting pupils with additional support needs.

Braeside House

Braeside House is our home that provides first class services and facilities for older people who are blind or visually impaired, offering both residential and nursing care in purpose built premises.

Scottish Braille Press

The Scottish Braille Press is a leading provider of high quality alternative formats. The press has years of experience, backed up with continuing investment in technology and skills to ensure we can supply the best that is available for our customer needs.

Forward Vision

Forward Vision offers young adults aged 18-25 who have a visual impairment disability, care and support with person centred focus on strengths and abilities, encouraging greater independence.


Kidscene After School Club offers after school care to children attending the Royal Blind School and local Schools. The club aims to include a safe, secure and relaxed environment for the children in our care. We endeavour to provide an atmosphere and activities similar to those found within the home.

Tel: 0131 229 1456


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About Us

Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. We work towards fulfilling this vision, empowering blind people to achieve their potential and a brighter future. Royal Blind operates four distinct services: The Royal Blind School, Forward Vision, Braeside House, and the Scottish Braille Press.

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