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Latest News

Sep 8 th 2016

Our current number of listeners is 189

35th Anniversary

  Launch of "Friends of NEWSLINE"

regular giving scheme

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May 30th, 2016

Our Annual Report(s) can be viewed by clicking on the link below

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Nov 4th, 2010

Website extended to include restricted access to our audio recordings

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Welcome to Newsline

The Forth Valley Talking Newspaper Association (FVTNA) is Falkirk's own Talking Newspaper for the blind and visually impaired. FVTNA is known to our Listeners as Newsline. This Scottish registered charity was established in November 1981 to provide a weekly audio recording of the Falkirk Herald to those who struggle to read the local newspaper.

Falikrk Herald and Falkirk Council logos

Since then the service has expanded to include a highly regarded monthly magazine and an audio version of the Falkirk Council quarterly newspaper.

The service is free to our Listeners as the recordings on USB Memory Sticks go via the Royal Mail 'Articles for the Blind' scheme postage free.  Some new Listeners will have their own computer or equipment provided by the RNIB, etc. which will play USB Memory Sticks.  If you don't and you live within the Falkirk area we can provide a USB Memory Stick Player.

The service is provided by a dedicated group of active volunteers who turn out in all weathers to read, record, copy USB's and empty and fill mailing wallets. Additional help is provided by Falkirk Soroptimist's and Grangemouth and Falkirk Rotary Clubs.

Soroptimist International Rotary International

Read more about Newsline's History

If you require more information about our service we can be contacted on (01324) 228313 or by e-mail