Hearing and Sight Care

Visual Impairment Support Groups

Caithness Sight Impairment Group meet 1st Wednesday every month at 2pm in the British Legion, Thurso, for info contact Eddie Fraser 01847 893391

AMD Support Group meets 3rd Thursday every month in Pulteneytown People’s Project, Macarthur Street, Wick at 11am, for info contact Eric Farquhar 01955 605864


Talking Newpapers Services, Caithness and Sutherland

Caithness Talking Newspapers, for the Caithness Courier and John o’Groat Journal tel: Hearing and Sight Care 01955 606170/01847 895636 this is a cassette tape service and cassette players are available for people who need them.

“Talking Raggie” service for the Northern Times tel: Mary Nicol 01408 634442 or Anne Barclay 01408 633405, this is a pendrive system and “Readers” are available


Talking books

Wick and Thurso Libraries stock a selection of Talking Books

Sight Action, Inverness have a stock of Talking Books and have changed from Cassette Tapes to Pen Drives, You can purchase a “Box” for the pen drive for £25.

Calibre offer a Service where a yearly subscription of £35 is required and a “reader” is provided. They have a large selection of books and national newspapers.