S5M-06818 Rachael Hamilton: 25th Anniversary of the Borders Talking Newspaper—That
the Parliament recognises and congratulates the Borders Talking Newspaper on its 25th
anniversary; considers that the newspaper, which is based in Duns and Hawick, is a vital resource
for people who are completely blind or have visual impairments and want to keep up with local
news and issues; believes that it is a simple yet effective measure to counteract the social
isolation that can occur as a result of sight problems; considers that the 180,000 people across
Scotland who, according to the Royal National Institute for the Blind, have sight problems would
benefit from this or a similar service; recognises the numerous volunteers who give up their time to
help keep this service available every week for listeners, and wishes the volunteers, organisation
and listeners all the best for the future.
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