Six ladies enjoyed a celebratory lunch at Dundee College on Friday June 25, when they were presented with their REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificates.

Not only did, Pamela Bruce, Jennifer Paterson, Elizabeth Newlands, Linda Bruce, Isabella Ingram all from Dundee and Elizabeth Adam from Blairgowrie, gain the qualification but they each had to overcome profound deafness in the process.

The group are involved in opening the new Tayside Deaf Hub for deaf and hard of hearing people and, before they start to prepare and serve food at the venue, they decided to gain the certification to help meet the requirements of food safety legislation.

With BSL (British Sign Language) being their first language rather than English, the group had to have two interpreters on hand.

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