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27 September 2020

Aberdeen Cineworld Queens Links: Cinema update.

7 February 2020

Artlink and National Galleries: Galleries page updated:

29 June 2019

Aberdeen Cineworld Union Square: Cinema update.

Aberdeen Cineworld Queens Links: Cinema update.

Glasgow Film Theatre: Cinema update:

22 June 2019

Aberdeen Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

14 June 2019

17 January 2019

Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre updated.

Dundee Rep Theatre updated.

Edinburgh Capital Theatres update.

Edinburgh Playhouse updated.

Edinburgh Royal Lyceum updated.

Edinburgh Traverse Theatre updated.

Glasgow Tron Theatre updated.

Inverness Eden Court Theatre updated.

Perth Theatre updated.

8 September 2018

National Galleries of Scotland: 2018-19 Programme Updated

20 August 2018

Edinburgh Festival update.

Glasgow Kings Theatre updated.

Glasgow Theatre Royal updated.

11 August

Edinburgh Wester Hailes Odeon: Cinema update.

7 July

Edinburgh Odeon Lothian Road: Cinema update.

11 March 2016

Hamilton Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

Livingston Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

16 February 2016

Edinburgh Filmhouse: Cinema update.

18 January 2016

Glasgow Citizens Theatre updated.

13 July 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe events.

13 March 2015

Inverness Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

14 July 2014

Artlink has opened a new web site at

12 July 2014 (Listing received with AD shown)

East Kilbride Odeon: Cinema update.

27 February 2014

Kilmarnock Odeon: Cinema update.

22 November 2013

Ayr Odeon: Cinema update.

21 November 2013

Edinburgh Omni Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

9 August 2013

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.

26 July 2013

Edinburgh Ocean Terminal Vue: Cinema update.

23 July 2013

Galleries page updated:
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Market Street - Gabriel Orozco: thinking in circles: Wednesday 25 September 6.30pm.

1 December 2012

Inverness Eden Court Cinema update.

2 November 2012

RNIB News: Barclays rolls out talking ATMs

14 July 2012

Dundee (Camperdown) Cineworld: Cinema update.

Edinburgh Cineworld: Cinema update.

Falkirk Cineworld: Cinema update.

Glasgow Parkhead Cineworld: Cinema update.

Glasgow Renfrew Street Cineworld: Cinema update.

14 June 2012

Pitlochry Festival Theatre: 2012 season.

6 June 2012

Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

including three shows not audio described, but providing material for visually impaired patrons.
I am very grateful to Susan Humble of Artlink for information on booking arrangements.

19 April

Edinburgh International Festival 2012.

SIX descriptions this year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

26 February

Children's Festival..

Dundee Gardyne Theatre (Dundee College).

St Andrews Byre Theatre updated.

16 February

Stirling Vue Cinema: Cinema update.

18 August 2011

More Gallery events organised by Artlink, Edinburgh, and National Gallery tours.


3 July 2011

National Galleries of Scotland: update (thanks to Art Link).

13 June 2011

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2011.

10 May 2011

Three more important Gallery events organised by Artlink, Edinburgh: Tours of the Fruitmarket Gallery and City Arts Centre.

5 May 2011

Description and touch tour must be booked in advance; please give as much notice as possible.

(Imaginate Children's Festival Programme).

14 April 2011

Artlink offers a new venue: Jupiter Artland - a walking tour.

7 March 2011

Musselburgh Brunton Theatre updated.

1 September 2010

Glasgow Tramway Theatre updated.

15 May 2010

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company's Clutter Keeps Company in St Andrews, Giffnock, Banchory.

This play has audio description embedded. Find out about this innovative Glasgow theatre company from the News page.

22 March 2010

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles

Audio description comes to Peebles with their first audi-described production of Two on Thursday 25 March 2010.

12 January 2010

QAC Sight Village comes to Edinburgh

30 April 2009

Stirling macrobert filmhouse update.

24 April 2009

National Museums Scotland have provided updated information about access.


5 March 2009

New entry on Museums page: The Queen's Gallery

12 October 2008

Edinburgh Theatre Workshop update.

Stirling macrobert Theatre updated.

11 October 2008

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr updated.

Cumbernauld Theatre update.

4 October 2008

Inverness Eden Court Theatre Cinema: Cinema and Theatre update.

Eden Court have produced a cinema brochure on CD, and are preparing a CD brochure for the Theatre programme.
Contact Kari-Ann Johnston, the House Manager (Operations) - phone number 01463 239 841 to order them.

22 August 2008

Dunfermline Odeon: Cinema update.

Glasgow Braehead Odeon: Cinema update.

Glasgow Odeon Springfield Quay: Cinema update.

18 August 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes.

1 August 2008

Important News from the National Galleries of Scotland.

19 June 2008

Glasgow RSAMD Theatre update: Les Dialogues des Carmelites - Thursday 25 June.

16 May 2008

Another Cineworld cinema offers audio description: Edinburgh Cineworld.

Please note you now have a local telephone number for East Kilbride Odeon - 01355 249622; please use it to check times and order headsets.

15 May 2008

Edinburgh Odeon Lothian Road: Cinema update.

Please note you now have a local telephone number for Edinburgh Odeon - 0131 221 1477; please use it to check times and order headsets.

2 May 2008

Another Cineworld cinema offers audio description: Aberdeen Cineworld.

18 April 2008

Three more Cineworld cinemas offer audio description: Dundee Camperdown, Falkirk and Glasgow Parkhead.

11 April 2008

Dundee Odeon: Cinema update.

7 December 2007

Edinburgh Odeon Fort Kinnaird: Cinema update.

9 August 2007

New cinemas offering audio description:

Cinema update: Odeon Cinema, Dundee gets audio description, we think: check it out.

Cinema update: Odeon Cinema, Dunfermline gets audio description, we think: check it out.

1 August 2007

Cinema update: Odeon Cinema, East Kilbride gets audio description.

26 July 2007

Apologies: slight calendar adjustments for Edinburgh Filmhouse, Pitlochry for this week (senior moment).

Pitlochry Festival Theatre programme to end of season.

22 June 2007

Please note there is a booking fee for telephone bookings at the Kings and Theatre Royal, Glasgow.

4 June 2007

National Museum of Scotland Update.

3 May 2007

VIP ON AIR is now Insight Radio! Check it out.

28 April 2007

Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and Museum of Transport added to Galleries page.

31 March 2007

International Children's Theatre Festival TWO descriptions at Edinburgh Traverse.

National Theatre of Scotland touring Black Watch and Futurology.

11 January 2007

Scottish Touring Theatres Consortium's Little Voice tour:

Brunton Theatre Musselburgh have asked that patrons request description at least a week in advance. I suspect this will apply to all venues.

4 January 2007

Scottish Touring Theatres Consortium makes audio description available to all venues on Little Voice tour.

22 October 2006

Can't get to the Cinema? Audio-described DVDs and Videos updated.

11 August 2006

FREE ticket offer at the Fringe: Get Carter: See the news page.

Cinema update: East Kilbride Odeon has installed audio description; they are just sorting out some teething problems; watch this space.

Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe update.

1 August 2006

Edinburgh Netherbow Theatre updated.

9 July 2006

Birds of Paradise at Drumnadrochit.

13 May 2006

Birds of Paradise at North Edinburgh Arts.

4 May 2006

Birds of Paradise at the Tramway.

Find out about this innovative Glasgow theatre company from the News page.

14 March 2006

National Theatre of Scotland Programme.

NTS brings audio described theatre to venues all over Scotland, including some rarely if ever described.

14 January 2006

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Winter programme, Winter Words 2006 .

Not strictly audio description, but Pitlochry Festival Theatre Winter programme, Winter Words 2006 presents a distinctive style of literary event. Between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th January, you can meet authors and be entertained by literary stars: more info on News page .

25 November 2005

New TV listings.
Clive Miller of the RNIB has produced new listings of ALL the Audio described programs you can get on a SKY digibox.

Beachbog now offers you this listing arranged in order of date and time, so that you can see all the programmes across the channels at any given time. Use this link to go to the link on the TV page.

29 August 2005

Football fixture lists updated, with Rangers Champions League first Group game, and CIS Cup Third Round.

5 August 2005

Welcome Aberdeen Belmont Cinema to these pages!

9 June 2005

New Theatres link to RNIB.

The RNIB has created a special page for audio description in theatres; you will find
a link to the RNIB site on my Links page.

19 May 2005

Birds of Paradise in the Highlands and Islands.

Boldly going where no audio description has been before.
Note: the Regional Diary pages do not show all performances; choose All Scotland, or follow the link in the News page to the Birds of Paradise web site.

11 May 2005

Vanishing Point at the Tron.

Vue Cinemas provide audio description in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Hamilton, Inverness and Livingston.

Link to Vue Cinemas added to Links Page.

10 July 2004

TV listings updated;

For how or if you can receive Freeview see Coming to a TV aerial near you.

New supplier of Netgem Freeview box: T & T Consultancy.

21 November 2003

Edinburgh City Art Centre can make arrangements for VIPs.