THE time has come if you have ever wanted to read the Central Fife Times to an audience.

A local charity are calling out for new volunteers as they try to make the visually impaired aware of their services.

Dunfermline Sound, a charity that records and delivers weekly audio versions of the Dunfermline Press and the Central Fife Times, are looking for new members and listeners.

Laurie Henderson, chair of the group, told the Times: "Dunfermline Sound have been going since 1976 and with the pandemic we've lost a few of our listeners and we could always do with some extra volunteers.

"People just don't seem to have heard about us, even carers and sometimes the people in the hospital that work with blind people just don't seem to be aware that the service is there."

Volunteers meet on Thursday night to record the newspapers.

It is then edited together and burned onto CD's for those who still need them and uploaded onto USB drives for others.

They are then posted out using a free service provided by Royal Mail and listeners receive their paper with their morning post.

Once they've listened to their weekly news, the listeners just need to flip the label on the clear envelope it was delivered in and drop it in their nearest post box.

There are numerous volunteer positions available, and new members can volunteer to do anything from reading and recording, to administration work.

When asked what Laurie felt the best part about donating time to the charity was, he said: "Helping people that are blind or partially-sighted.

"They can maybe get national news on television and radio, but with the Dunfermline Press and the Central Fife Times, it's local news they're getting."

He joked: "Of course, the favourite subject is the obituaries so we put that at the end so they have to listen to the rest of the news before they get to it!"

To sign up to the free service or to volunteer, call Dunfermline Sound on 01383740820 or visit their website at