with Margaret Cowie.
with john Cavanaugh.
New Technology Boost for Glasgow Libraries
Brian West talks to Community Librarian Kevin Smith from Glasgow City Council about new and updated services for the visually impaired in Glasgow Libraries.
Tel: 0141 287 2999.
Chief Executive Officer RNIB
Roland Myers from Info Sound talks to Sally Harvey from RNIB about the changes and coming together of Action for Blind People and RNIB.
Tel: 0303 123 9999
Leonardo de Thingy
Another item from the Guide Cats for the Blind CD read by Andrew Sachs.
Ann Hamilton from the Resource Unit for the Visually Impaired (RUVI)
Brian West talks to Ann and gets an update on the Visually Impaired unit based in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and about some of the events coming up specifically of interest to visually impaired listeners.
Tel: 0141 287 2920
Sir Billy Connolly and It's a Funny Life
Recently we have been converting some of our library books to a digital format. One of them is Jimmy Logan's Autobiography It's a Funny Life. The Introduction was read and recorded for us by Billy Connolly and as our tribute to Billy on his Knighthood and Hon Doctorate we will let you hear this and also part of Jimmy's reading. Jimmy recorded 4 chapters of the book which was completed by his good friend Johnnie Beattie. The book is now available on Memory stick from Playback. Just send us a message or call 0141 334 2983 if you wish to borrow the book on Memory Stick.
Diana Collins – Project Officer RNIB
Peter Fraser talks to Diana about her work with You Care-Eye Care Project and about the help being offered to many Asylum Seekers in Glasgow. They also talk about the value of the USB players being offered from Playback and The Blindcraft Trust.
Tel: 0141 648 8480
Glasgow Workshops for the Blind
A dip into our archive brings out a programme recorded in the 70's when Iris Brown visited the workshops for the blind when it was still in Saracen Street in Glasgow. She spoke to a number of the workers on her trip round the different departments.
Govan Fair (1964)
Peter was asked when he recorded his first programme on tape. He was involved from 1959 recording material for the Glasgow Sound Magazine. One of the first projects, along with members of the Glasgow Tape Recording Club, was about the Govan Fair in 1964 which always takes place in the month of June.
More chuckles from David Tanner.