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This Cross-party group's purpose:

To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament, individuals with deafness / hearing loss and organisations working or supporting individuals with deafness / hearing loss.

Next meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The next scheduled meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Deafness is online: Wed 19 June 6-7.30pm.

Future meetings:

Wednesday 4 September 2024/AGM at 6pm online
Wednesday 12 Dec 2024 at 6pm online

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Janis McDonald


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Colin Beattie


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Roz McCall

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Karen Adam


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Cowdenbeath (Constituency)

Mark Griffin


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Paul O'Kane


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Donald Richards 

Kieron McMullan


ATLA-Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults
BATOD - British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
British Deaf Association Scotland
Deaf Action
Deaf Links
Deafblind Scotland
DEAF-South Lanarkshire
Disability Agenda Scotland
Donaldson’s School
Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group
EIS-Educational Institute for Scotland
Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Hearing Link/Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Heriot Watt University
NDCS-National Deaf Children’s Society
NESS-North East Sensory Services
Queen Margaret University
RCSLT- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
Respect Me
Sense Scotland
Scottish Sensory Centre
SISG Sensory Impairment Support Group
Skills Development Scotland
Tayside Deaf Forum
University of Edinburgh
The Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)
The NHS Highland Deaf Services
The Scottish Mental Health Services for Deaf People