Monklands Talking Newspaper


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

Sponsored & run by Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands Rotary Club

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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.
 This is a free service for the blind and partially sighted


MTN Rotary Officers...

Chairman - Martin Cairney

Secretary - John McGill

Treasurer - Gavin Gordon

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Have some spare time on a THURSDAY morning ?

We organise the news articles, 9.30am - 10am

Read the news articles and record the reading to a master usb stick, 10am - 11.30am

Copy the master to the memory sticks & organise / pack envelopes for post, 11.30am - 12 noon.

Digital Recordings


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

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

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email : / phone 01236 423982

For contact by post -

Note that we have moved premises to -

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

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Talking News Federation

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Royal National Institute for the Blind