Deaf families set for free day at Bowhill

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Deaf children and their families in the south of Scotland are being invited to a free family day at Bowhill House, near Selkirk.

The event, on Saturday, September 10, from 10am-3pm, will be open to any deaf children up to 16 years old and their immediate family living in Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Midlothian and East Lothian.

Heather Gray, director of the National Deaf Children’s Society in Scotland, said: “Families of deaf children in the south of Scotland can experience geographical isolation, with numbers spread across a wide rural area.

“This event is crucial in bringing them together to meet other families of deaf children and to give them a chance to find out about all the support available in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.”

The charity’s new deaf awareness roadshow bus, pictured, will be featured.

Guests will meet other deaf children and families, share a barbeque lunch and find out about local services, technology and support. They can also enjoy fun activities such as pond dipping and face painting, and explore the adventure playground, nature trails and beautiful scenery up for grabs at Bowhill.

The event is free, but places must be booked online at southofscotday.eventbrite.co.uk