Talking Newspaper Association need volunteers

Appeal for volunteers
Appeal for volunteers

A Brechin based charitable organisation is calling on volunteers to help keep their operation going.

Angus Talk Newspaper Association, which is run solely by volunteers, has been producing audio versions of local Angus newspapers for the past 30 years.

Every month volunteers meet in each of the Angus burghs and produce a CD containing excerpts from the local newspaper. These master CDs are sent to the Damacre Centre in Brechin where they are duplicated and posted out, completely free of charge, to blind and visually impaired people in each of the burgh areas.

Two volunteers who had previously carried out the duplication and packing retired early this year and the Association desperately needs to find replacements to carry on this valuable work.

A spokesperson for the Association said: “The duplication machines and distribution materials are currently kept in the Damacre Centre, so any volunteers would ideally have to live in Brechin or within reasonable travelling distance.

“Technically the process is very simple and the commitment required is not too onerous – an hour to an hour and a half on one Friday in each month. With more than two volunteers there could even be a rota which would mean even less of a commitment.”

Anyone interested in helping with this valuable and worthwhile service can contact the Chair, Ian Scott, on 01575 575912.

For more information about the Association visit