Local BSL Plans

Closed 26 Aug 2018

Opened 8 Aug 2018

Feedback Updated 23 Oct 2018

We Asked

For feedback on the proposed actions in the local British Sign Language (BSL) Plans (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College).

The local BSL plans contibute to the National BSL Plan  which aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL useres to live,learn, work and visit.

You Said

The actions proposed by the three local organisations (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders College) were right for the Scottish Borders.

We Did

Used the feedback to finalise the local BSL Plans.


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