Purpose of the group

To raise awareness amongst Members of issues affecting the Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing community in Scotland. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report


Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Donald Richards

John Mitchell 


deafscotland (formerly Scottish Council on Deafness/SCoD)  - secretary

Action on Hearing Loss 

ATLA - Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults 

BATOD - The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf 

British Deaf Association Scotland 

Deaf Action 

Deaf Connections 

Deaf Links 

Deafblind Scotland 

D.E.A.F. – South Lanarkshire

Donaldson’s School 

Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group 

Hearing Link 

Heriot-Watt University

Ideas for Ears 

NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society 

NESS – North East Sensory Services

Queen Margaret University

RCSLT – Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Respect Me

SASLI - Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Scottish Sensory Centre 


SISG (Sensory Impairment Support Group)

Tayside Deaf Forum 

University of Edinburgh

The Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)

NHS Highland Deaf Services

Disability Agenda Scotland (DAS).


Skills Development Scotland

Forth Valley Sensory Centre


Get involved

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