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This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch with your Council contact below.


Following the launch of the Scottish Government National BSL Plan in October 2017, we have developed a draft shared plan that covers the whole of Ayrshire. This shared plan is based on the national plan and involves NHS Ayrshire and Arran, the three Ayrshire Local Authorities and the Health and Social Care Partnerships. 

Proposal document

View the Draft Ayrshire Shared British Sign Language (BSL) Local Plan

Watch signed videos

  1. Introduction (2:25 minutes)
  2. Ayrshire Shared Plan (3:45)
  3. Scottish Public Services (3:45)
  4. Family Support, Early Learning and Childcare (1:17)
  5. School Education (3:06)
  6. Training, Work and Social Security (1:27)
  7. Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (1:54)
  8. Transport (1:08)
  9. Culture and Arts (1:03)
  10. Democracy (1:49)
  11. Justice (1:08)
  12. Other Comments (0:20)


The consultation starts on Friday 1 June 2018 and ends on Friday 6 July 2018

How to comment

We would like your thoughts on the draft plan. There are a number of ways you can have your say and respond to the Consultation:

  1. Participate in a consultation event in South, North or East Ayrshire with your family and friends.

  2. By e-mail – complete the questions in the consultation document or BSL video clips and e-mail

  3. By telephone using ‘Contact Scotland-BSL’:
    • Andrew Hale (North Ayrshire) 01294 324148
    • Scott Bryan (North Ayrshire) 01294 317747
    • Louise Beattie (North Ayrshire)  01294 324344
    • Hazel McFarlane (South Ayrshire) 01292 616261 / 07870 984831
    • Jacqueline Ferguson (South Ayrshire) 01292 616261
    • Alyia Zaheed (East Ayrshire) 01563 576244
    • Elaine Savory (East Ayrshire) 01563 826438

Consultation events

A number of public consultation events have been arranged across Ayrshire. The details are below:

Consultation events
Date and VenueTime Details and booking

East Ayrshire

Saturday 16 June 2018

Grange Campus
Beech Avenue
Kilmarnock KA1 2EN

11.30am – 1.30pm
(Health checks will be available during this session)

The signed performance of Ghost takes place at 2pm.

4.30pm – 5.30pm
(following BSL Signed performance of Ghost)

Please note that you do not need to attend the performance of Ghost to take part in the consultation.

The event will be wrapped around a BSL signed performance of Ghost

  • Adult £9
  • Concession £6
  • Grange Learning Community Pupil £5
  • Adult signed performance £9
  • Concession signed performance £6
  • Grange Learning Community Pupil signed performance £5

Book your tickets

Visit the Grange Academy website to purchase your tickets

Please note there is a particular ticket button that you will need to click on to purchase tickets if you wish to attend the signed performance.

Clicking this button will then inform the school of how many seats we need to reserve at the front of the hall for those who wish/need to access the interpreter.

North Ayrshire

Wednesday 20 June 2018

66 High Street
Irvine KA12 0AX

6pm – Signed Heritage Tour of Irvine Townhouse with some special visitors bringing the history of the building to life


7pm – 8:30 pm – Consultation on the Ayrshire Shared BSL Local plan

A light buffet will be provided from 6:45pm

Participants can come for the whole event or attend for the consultation event at 7pm, but must state this at time of booking.

With a Townhouse, a historic talk, tour and consultation.

Book your tickets

To book a place please:

South Ayrshire

Sunday 1 July 2018

The Gaiety Theatre
Carrick Street
Ayr KA7 1NU


2pm - 5pm

Price of a Fish Supper’ and consultation

‘Price of a Fish Supper’ Rab is an ex fisherman who has witnessed the decline of the Scottish fishing industry. He has reached rock bottom, but has a story to tell. Hard hitting and funny, he takes us on a journey which may or may not, be one of redemption.

Book your tickets

To book a place please:


Contact Information


Council Headquarters
London Road
East Ayrshire
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Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
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