Manager Wendy Moss and volunteers at Borders Talking Newspapers (BTN) made the news when they were filmed (Alison Douglas and Mike Young in the photograph) for an upcoming edition of Border Life on ITV Border Scotland.
Presenter Emma Baker and cameraman Iain Forsyth visited BTN’s premises in Duns to film the production of a talking newspaper from start to finish, then went on to Hawick to speak to a listener. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast in February.
BTN produces a weekly audio digest of local newspapers. Most of the work is done in the Duns studio but, to fit with production schedules, another team works in Hawick to record the Hawick News, a sister title of The Southern.
As with all charities, funding is always needed and BTN raises money in various ways. There is a monthly draw, costing £24 per year, with a prize of £50.
Anyone interested in knowing more about BTN, maybe become a volunteer and learn new skills, or be a listener, should contact manager Wendy on 01361 884206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.