An announcement from the Scottish Government about contactSCOTLAND BSL has confirmed that the service has seen sustained increase with the service currently receiving around 100 calls a week. The bulk of calls have been made to GP surgeries and local authority services. Calls have also been made to a range of other public authorities, including Police Scotland, the Scottish Court Service, NHS 24, Historic Scotland, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. In addition, Deaf BSL users have said that the service is allowing them to participate in civic society in the same way as everyone else and that they are starting to have increased independence, empowerment and choice over their lives.
Further information is available on the contactSCOTLAND page, including the letter confirming continued provision of the service.