Talking newspaper goes digital

Jo Swinson
Jo Swinson

Strathkelvin Talking Newspaper Association have successfully gone digital.

After nearly 30 years of producing the audio version of The Kirkintilloch Herald on cassette, the Association has now entered the 21st Century - thanks to lottery funding.

Blind and partially sighted subscribers will now listen to all the local news by plugging a memory stick into a MP3 player.

The first digital recording was made on March 30 by 30 volunteers and special guests

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson recorded a special welcome for the first digital recording.

Ms Swinson is pictured with vice chair Sandra Ketteringham at the recorder.