Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides roadshow

Dyslexia Scotland works across the country to raise awareness and challenge stigma about dyslexia.

At least 1 in 10 people in Scotland has dyslexia leading to problems with reading and spelling as well as difficulties following instructions and concentrating on tasks.

If dyslexia is not properly supported it can lead to low confidence and under achievement.

For the first time, Dyslexia Scotland is doing a mobile tour of the Hebrides from August 25th to 29th in order to provide information and support for children and adults with dyslexia, teachers, employers and anyone else who is affected.

Whether you know that you have dyslexia and want to find out about some of the latest technologies that can help, or whether you feel you have struggled for years on your own with reading and writing difficulties, staff on the van will chat you through things that might help.

The Dyslexia Scotland branded van will visit Ullapool, Stornoway, Tarbert, Balivanich, Lochmaddy, Portree, Broadford and Kyle during the trip, stopping off at different locations and in some places doing talks.

All the details of the trip can be found at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/events or by phoning 01786 446650.

Lena Gillies, National Development Officer of Dyslexia Scotland, said: “The good news is that there is now lots of help and support for children and adults with dyslexia or literacy difficulties to reach their potential – and Dyslexia Scotland hopes to share some of this during their roadshow to the Hebrides later this month. We really hope to see a good turnout from people whether it is just out of curiosity or if they are looking for specific advice. We will give a warm welcome to anyone who wants to pop in and see us.”