British Sign Language (BSL) Plan

Closed 26 Sep 2018

Opened 11 Sep 2018


The BSL National Plan was launched by Scottish Government in October 2017. By October 2018 all Local Authorities must also produce their own plans to improve services for BSL speakers.

The Clackmannanshire Council draft BSL Plan was produced following The draft plan can be viewed in BSLdiscussion with BSL users and other interested people locally.

The draft plan can be viewed in BSL at:

If you would like a printed copy of the draft, please e-mail, or call 01259 452052. BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service

Open consultation meetings will also be held on Wednesday 26th September, from 1pm to 3pm, and from 6pm to 8pm, in the Speirs Centre, Alloa.

Why We Are Consulting

We are gathering your views to help ensure the actions set out in our BSL Plan reflect the needs and priorities of the BSL community in Clackmannanshire.

We would like to hear from BSL users and anyone who has an interest in BSL, including families and friends of BSL users, interpreters, employers and those wishing to learn BSL.

What Happens Next

Following this consultation, the finalised BSL Plan will be considered by the Council at their meeting on 25th October 2018. Once approved, the plan will be published in both English and BSL.

A national progress report will be published in 2020 and further national and local BSL plans will be published in 2024.



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