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Question reference: S6W-04022

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 26 October 2021
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Clare Haughey on 27 October 2021


To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on the publication of the BSL National Plan Progress Report.


The BSL National Plan Progress Report will be published today in British Sign Language, English and Easyread versions. This Report details the progress made since the Plan was published. I am pleased to report that the majority of the actions in the Plan have been put into effect, and have either been completed, or are ongoing as this Report is published. In almost all areas of public life in Scotland, significant progress has been made in promoting BSL, in making the language better understood and respected, and in improving access to services and support for BSL signers. We will continue to promote and support the use of BSL as one of Scotland’s vibrant indigenous languages.