On Tuesday 4 June, guest speaker at the meeting of Carnoustie Social-Eyes was Brian Cruickshanks, a presenter on Radio North Angus (RNA).
Brian gave an insight into his two programmes, Country Connections, which is broadcast on Sundays between 4pm and 6pm, and Tuesday’s Themes, on air from 7:30 pm to 10pm.
Radio North Angus, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, operates an Independent Local Radio Station on a voluntary basis. 50 to 70 volunteers ensure that the station’s idea of having one presenter for each of the 54 weekly programmes is maintained. Programmes are broadcast 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Brian also spoke of his role as a volunteer in Montrose with Angus Talking Newspapers (ATN). Established in 1982, ATN, a charitable organisation, is run entirely by volunteers, provides local newspapers monthly on CD to Blind and Partially Sighted residents throughout the county.
Thanks to the work and dedication of Alec Edwards and his team of volunteers in Carnoustie, a number of Social-Eyes members receive their recording of the Carnoustie and Monifieth edition of the Guide and Gazette on a monthly basis.
For information about Carnoustie Social-Eyes – the only independent social group in Angus for blind and partially sighted people, email firstname.lastname@example.org