Purpose of the group

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

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 02 December 2020 at 1pm

Next meeting: 28 October 2020

This meeting will be held virtually at 1pm and will include the AGM. Anyone wishing to attend must contact [email protected] in advance of the meeting.



Annual Return/Report


Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Donald Richards

John Mitchell 


deafscotland (formerly Scottish Council on Deafness/SCoD) 

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 Links

Deafblind Scotland

D.E.A.F. – South Lanarkshire

Disability Equality Scotland 

Donaldson’s School

Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group

Forth Valley Sensory Centre 

Hearing Link

Heriot-Watt University

Ideas for Ears

NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society

NESS – North East Sensory Services

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

Get involved

Next meeting:
28 October 2020


[email protected]



Mark Griffin MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6397


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