Gazette in audio...for 30 years

Sandy Gilchrist (76) of Biggar and Clydesdale Audio News talking newspaper on its 30th anniversary, Biggar'10/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Sandy Gilchrist (76) of Biggar and Clydesdale Audio News talking newspaper on its 30th anniversary, Biggar'10/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
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FOR over 30 years a dedicated group of volunteers has been making sure that those losing their eyesight don’t lose touch with their community.

Every single week through the decades volunteers have taken it in turn to read out extracts from the Gazette, and post recordings off to those who are registered blind.

Biggar and Clydesdale Audio News team celebrate their 30th anniversary L-R Bryan Dexter (85), Janet Rae, Carola Craise (82), Mike Whitley (87), Ruth Bryden and Sandy Gilchrist (76), Biggar'10/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison

Biggar and Clydesdale Audio News team celebrate their 30th anniversary L-R Bryan Dexter (85), Janet Rae, Carola Craise (82), Mike Whitley (87), Ruth Bryden and Sandy Gilchrist (76), Biggar'10/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison

And those few hours allow the blind to keep up to date with the news, stay involved in local activites and keep on a level playing field when it comes to discussing local births, marriages and deaths!

Now the work of the Biggar and Clydesdale Audio News team has been recognised, with a certificate from the Talking Newspaper Federation.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.