Letters to the editor

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From the Journal and Gazette of July 5, 2013

Safety row

Sir, - Could Drew please explain his article on his views on Pedestrian Crossings in the Linlithgow Journal and Gazette edition of June 28. I find it neither funny nor sensible in fact it is dangerous. Yours etc.,

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Thank you

Sir, - Gus and I would like to express out sincere gratitude to everyone in Bo’ness for all your kind words, cards, gifts and flowers received in the build up to me crowning this year’s ‘Fair Queen’. It was a great honour to crown Malia and Gus and I had a fantastic day. It’s definitely a day we will always remember.

Special thanks to Jim Stewart and all the fair committee for all your help, it was greatly appreciated. Yours etc.,

Gus and Liz McDonald.

Help in sight

Sir, - Imagine what your life would be like if you were denied the right to read? For my wife Judy and me, it would be simply intolerable. Unfortunately, it’s a reality for the estimated 188,000 people living with sight loss in Scotland who face a considerably limited choice of titles in formats they can access.

My wife Judy, who is a fellow book lover, has undergone four eye operations due a detached retina. Although this has affected her sight, thankfully she’s still able to read the books she loves.

Currently, only 7 per cent of all books are fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people and that’s why we’re supporting this year’s Read for RNIB Day on Friday, October 11. Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) wants to change the story for people with sight loss by making many more books accessible.

It costs more than £4,000 to make one title in Braille, audio and giant print. So, join us to celebrate the joy of reading and whether it’s a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, book sale or sponsored reading relay, every penny you raise will fund RNIB’s vital reading services. To find out more, simply call 0845 345 0054 or visit www.readforrnib.org.uk. Yours etc.,

RICHARD MADELEY

RNIB Supporter