A BISHOPBRIGGS charity which provides a vital service to the blind and partially sighted community has received funding from Ross and Liddell’s Community Bursary Scheme.
Cue and Review Recording Service has been running for 30 years and is the only service in the UK to upload recordings of The Herald and Evening Times each day to the British Wireless Fund for the Blind’s Sonata Service.
The charity, which is based in Bishopbriggs Media Centre, continues to grow in popularity and the number of listeners using the service has doubled in the last two years. It also offers podcasts, cds and tapes daily, weekly and monthly as well as running a Radio School and the transcribing of print documents to audio.
Alastair McPhee, managing editor at Cue and Review, said: “We are thrilled to be a recipient of Ross and Liddell Community Bursary Scheme. The funding will be used to purchase new portable recording microphones which will allow interviews to be conducted out with the studio to enhance the audio content we can deliver to our listeners.
“So many people rely on this service and we continue to look at ways to develop Cue and Review. However in order to do this we do require funding and to have the support of Ross and Liddell is fantastic.”
Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.
Now in its fourth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.
Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “Each year we are amazed at the number of applications we receive for our bursary programme. The work that is being carried out in communities across Scotland is amazing and we are pleased that we have been able to provide funding to Cue and Review.
“The charity provides a much needed service to those who are blind and partially sighted. It is well-established and continues to go from strength to strength which is a huge accolade for all its volunteers.
“We hope the funding will go some way to improve its service.”
For more information on Cue and Review, please visit www.cueandreview.org.uk