Edinburgh attractions failing hearing test

Our Dynamic Earth poor for hard of hearing. Picture: Comp
Our Dynamic Earth poor for hard of hearing. Picture: Comp
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Major tourist attractions in Edinburgh are failing to cater for people with a hearing loss, a charity has said.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland made spot checks on 21 national venues.

Only three had working hearing loops at their main ticket or information point.

Venues were also checked by “mystery visitors” on whether staff demonstrated that they were deaf aware, and the overall accessibility of the attraction for people with hearing loss.

Among the highest rated attractions in this category were the National Museum of Scotland and Holyrood Palace.

But among the poorest rated were The Scotch Whisky Experience and Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh