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Education and Culture Committee takes evidence on the British Sighn Language (Scotland) Bill, 24/02/15 [S]

During its meeting of 24 February 2015 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee took evidence on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

The Committee took evidence from Alan Drew, Deaf BSL user and Member of Scottish Deaf Youth Association; Heather Gray, Director, National Deaf Children’s Society; Avril Hepner, Community Advocacy and Development Officer, Central and Southern Scotland, British Deaf Association; Frankie McLean, Social Care Manager, Deaf Action; Nicola Mitchell, Deaf BSL User and BSL Tutor.

The Committee also took evidence from; Katy Hetherington, Equality Team Programme Manager, NHS Health Scotland; Nigel Firth, Equality and Diversity Manager, NHS Grampian; Lorraine Vallance, Disability Adviser at Heriot Watt University and Member of Scottish Universities’ Disability Services Group;
Robert Nicol, Chief Officer, Education, Children and Young People, and Maria Dick, Sensory Services Team Manager, Forth Valley Sensory Centre, COSLA;

The Committe also heard from, Carly Brownlie, Development Manager, Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters; Clark Denmark, BSL Broadcaster; Professor Rob Dunbar, Chair of Celtic Languages, Literature, History and Antiquities, University of Edinburgh; Professor Graham H Turner, Chair of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Heriot-Watt University.


For full details see the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Official Report 24 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Official Report 24 February 2015