British Sign Language - information and resources

This page details British Sign Language (BSL) information about the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, including:

  • SCTS BSL plan
  • SCTS accessibility
  • External, third party and partnership information about BSL

We are working to improve the accessibility of our services and information for BSL users.

SCTS information

Our BSL Plan

Our BSL Plan is central to our work in protecting and promoting BSL.  We are committed to an action plan that is ambitious, responsive, builds on our progress and which is continually shaped by national initiatives, local needs and the priorities of BSL users.


The plan’s actions will be embedded into our Equality Strategy and we will continually seek feedback from our users, through informal and formal mechanisms.
Please consult our BSL Plan document in English or watch in BSL on the video (above)

Coming to Court - accessibility for jurors.


Our partnership and external parties information

Keep Safe initiative

SCTS has been working in partnership with award winning community charity, I Am Me Scotland.

The Keep Safe initiative is a partnership between I Am Me Scotland and Police Scotland and was originally developed to support disabled to participate in community life, free from fear of harassment and abuse. However, the initiative has received wide support and has continued to evolve to become a national network with over 900 Keep Safe places throughout Scotland.  Keep Safe is available for anyone to use if they feel lost, scared, vulnerable or simply need some breathing space.

This video (above) was created by I Am Me Scotland and Police Scotland.

If you would like more information about Keep Safe, you can contact I Am Me by emailing

Get in touch

BSL users can get in touch with SCTS using contactSCOTLAND-BSL service. contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that provides telephone access for deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS).

Contact Scotland BSL - Global Presentation from SLi on Vimeo.

We will be actively populating this page with new content, so please check back here regularly for updates. If you have any ideas on the type of content you'd like to see, we'd appreciate your feedback and encourage you to share your suggestions with us.


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