A ‘talking newspaper’ service for the blind may be forced to fold because of the closure of Dalkeith Community Centre.
Midlothian News and Views – which records newspapers, including the Advertiser, on tape for the blind and partially sighted – claims it has not been offered a suitable alternative premises.
Chairman Alan Smith (66) said: “If we cannot find a new location, it’s almost certain we will have to stop recording. I think it’s a shame because I think that would make Midlothian the only major populated area in Scotland without a talking newspaper for the blind.”
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