The Dyslexia Scotland Borders branch is to close. The following statement has been released by the volunteers who run the local committee:
“With reluctance, the branch committee volunteers recently came to the conclusion that the current committee is no longer able to sustain the running of the branch. The committee felt that they had achieved a great deal and that there is much still to be done to support people with dyslexia in the Borders area. Individual volunteers are therefore keen to help with dyslexia-related activities being held in the Borders, as it remains a topic close to their heart.
Dyslexia Scotland would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the volunteers who have given their time and supported the branch since it started in 2011. During this time, the branch has run a range of informative and supportive meetings and events for people with dyslexia and their families. It has been successful in raising awareness and understanding of dyslexia among the general public, schools and workplaces. The passion of individual volunteers to improve the lives of children and adults with dyslexia has been driven by personal experience and we thank them sincerely for all the time they have given to the branch. ”
Dyslexia Scotland continues to be available to provide information and advice to anyone through its website and Helpline.
Photo: Local committee members at last year’s Borders Union Show