Developing our British Sign Language Plan for 2024-2030

Closed 5 May 2024

Opened 15 Apr 2024


The British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan was published by Scottish Government in November 2023.  The British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 requires all local authorities in Scotland to publish their own plan, showing how they will promote, and facilitate the promotion of the use and understanding of BSL in Scotland. These plans will take account of local circumstances and consider how best to respond to BSL users’ needs within local communities, organisations or services.

We have developed a draft BSL Plan for Edinburgh for 2024-2030 following engagement with BSL communities over the past year, through consideration of the BSL national plan and consideration of our previous BSL plan for Edinburgh. 

Why your views matter

Since January 2024, we have been consulting directly with BSL users and their communities, through targeted events and workshops, on the draft BSL plan for Edinburgh 2024-2030, to help us to develop this further.

We'd like your views on our draft BSL plan for Edinburgh for 2024-2030.  You can feedback to us at

Your feedback will be used, along with other evidence, to shape the final version of the BSL plan for Edinburgh for 2024-2030.  In order to meet the statutory timescale, the draft plan will be reported to the Council's Corporate Policy and Sustainability Committee on 28 May 2024 for approval before publication.

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at quoting reference 24-9816.


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