Libraries tour to help provide adults with essential skills

The Adult education talks series will kick off in Dufftown
The Adult education talks series will kick off in Dufftown

THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE being extracted from Moray’s network of libraries is being underlined further next month with a series of illustrated talks aimed at adult learning.

Tutors from the Moray Council ‘Essential Skills’ service are behind the sessions being held in libraries throughout the region – the first will take place in Dufftown on May 4, with several more taking place until June 1.

The Essential Skills service is one of the lesser-known initiatives provided by the local authority. It exists to combat the fact that one in five adults have difficulties with literacy skills that can make even looking up a telephone number hard going.

In addition, one in every four Scots cannot accurately calculate their change when out shopping. Free support is provided in helping adults master these skills through one to one tuition or regular sessions such as those currently taking place.

The talks are scheduled to take place as follows:

Dufftown – May 4 at 2.30pm
Milnes – May 11 at 6.30pm
Buckie – May 12 at 6pm
Burghead – May 18 at 6pm
Cullen – May 19 at 2.30pm
Tomintoul – May 24 at 2.30pm
Keith – May 25 at 3pm
Forres – May 26 at 6pm
Aberlour – June 1 at 7pm.

More information is available from the local libraries or by visiting