Monklands Talking Newspaper

APOLOGIES TO OUR LISTENERS AND VOLUNTEERS - The Service has been suspended during COVID Lockdown

MTN will be back serving Listeners SOON - hopefully September 2021


A Voluntary Organisation producing audio recordings of the local newspaper for the local Blind & Partially Sighted

Sponsored & run by Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands Rotary Club


The local newspaper, AIRDRIE & COATBRIDGE ADVERTISER is essential to keep in touch with what is happening in and around
the area in which we live, providing news which does not reach us by means of television or radio.
This is the really local news from which the visually impaired are completely cut off unless they happen to have a relative or friend who
can spare the time to read to them regularly. The "talking newspaper" fills this gap, and plays an important role in
helping to restore their independence as well as creating the opportunity for them to continue to take an active interest in the community. Every week volunteers produce a digital recording with about 90 minutes of local news and features from the newspaper for blind and partially sighted people in the Monklands area.

MTN Rotary Members...

Chairperson - John Lennox

Secretary - John McGill

Treasurer - Gavin Gordon

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Want to be a volunteer ?

Have some spare time on a WEDNESDAY evening ?

We organise the news articles, 5pm - 6pm

Read the news articles and record the reading to a master usb stick, 6pm - 7.30pm

Copy the master to the memory sticks & organise / pack envelopes for post, 7.30pm - 8pm

Digital Recordings


The Talking Newspaper records articles from our local newspaper...

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

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Note that we have moved premises to -

Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club
Quarry Street, Coatbridge,
Lanarkshire   ML5 3PU

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