Every Thursday a group of volunteers meets in St Columba’s Church Hall in Banchory to read and record as much of the Deeside Piper as is possible in about an hour and a half, which is then sent out to blind and partially-sighted listeners throughout the north-east and even further afield.
This used to be on cassette tapes, but is now digitally recorded on to memory sticks, which can be played on the listeners’ computers or on special speaker boxes which are supplied free of charge, as is the entire service.
There are currently about 30 volunteers divided into five teams. Each team records once every five weeks.
New volunteers are always welcome to come along and give it a try; and anyone who would like to receive The Sound of the Piper (or knows of anyone who may be interested) should contact one of the co-ordinators: Joan Fleming: 01330 824454; Barbara Muir: 01330 822940 or Wynne Morrish: 01330 844610.
The AGM for the Banchory and District Talking Newspaper will be held on Thursday 4th October at 2pm in St Columba’s Church Hall, Banchory. Everyone is most welcome.