Local BSL Plans

Closed 26 Aug 2018

Opened 8 Aug 2018


The Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL users to live, learn, work and visit. This means that people whose first or preferred language is BSL will be fully involved in daily and public life in Scotland, as active, healthy citizens, and will be able to make informed choices about every aspect of their lives.

The BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 requires public bodies in Scotland to publish plans every six years, showing how they will promote and support BSL. This consultation is to help identify actions to be included in the BSL Plans for Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College.

Why We Are Consulting

We (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College) would like your input into the local BSL Plans.

Click here to see the BSL version of Overview



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and Young People
  • Early Years
  • Education
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Libraries
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions