Edinburgh's Talking Newspaper

A weekly audio recording of local news and events on CD, and a monthly audio recording of articles from the Scots Magazine

Run entirely by Volunteers and supplied free of charge to blind and partially sighted Listeners

A registered Scottish charity, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lothiansound was founded in 1988. Since then, over 1200 editions have been produced for hundreds of Listeners.

Our aim is to keep blind and partially sighted people with an interest in Edinburgh, the Lothians or Scotland, informed although anyone who finds reading a strain can benefit from our free service.

Even the postage is free to Listeners who are registered blind or partially sighted, thanks to the Post Office Articles for the Blind arrangement. Other Listeners are asked to pay for postage only.

Weekly recordings include local news items, a Scottish quiz, events and audio-described shows in and around Edinburgh.

Lothiansound is fortunate to have a band of loyal and hard-working Volunteers and enthusiastic Listeners whose support is invaluable.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or a Listener, or you would like to donate to Lothiansound, please go to the appropriate page by selecting from the menu on the left.