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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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

This meeting will be held virtually at 6.00pm and will comprise the AGM. Anyone wishing to attend must contact Derek Todd.

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

Tagh raon-ama:

Involved in the group

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


Beattie, Colin

Colin Beattie


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Griffin, Mark

Mark Griffin

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Adam, Karen

Karen Adam


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Ewing, Annabelle

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Cowdenbeath (Constituency)

Lumsden, Douglas

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

O'Kane, Paul

Paul O'Kane


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Donald Richards 

Kieron McMullan


The Scottish Sensory Hub, The ALLIANCE – secretariat

Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)

Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults Scotland (ATLA Scotland)

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Scotland (BATOD Scotland)

British Deaf Association Scotland (BDA Scotland)

Deaf Equality and Accessibility Forum South Lanarkshire (D.E.A.F. South Lanarkshire)

Deaf Action

Deaf Links

Deafblind Scotland (DbS)

Donaldson’s School

Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)

Forth Valley Sensory Centre


Hearing and Sight Care

Hearing Link

Heriot-Watt University

Highland Sensory

Ideas for Ears

Lanarkshire Deaf Club 

National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland (NDCS Scotland)

NHS Highland Deaf Services

North East Sensory Services (NESS)

Queen Margaret University (QMU)


Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Scotland (RCSLT Scotland)

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

Scottish Register of Language Professionals with the Deaf Community (SRLPDC)

Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)

Sense Scotland 


Sensory Impairment Support Group (SISG)

Skills Development Scotland

Tayside Deaf Forum

The Scottish Sensory Hub, The ALLIANCE

University of Edinburgh

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society (WSDCS)