Revisiting the interpreting landscape in Scotland


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Click for BSL As a deaf professional, I had worked for more than 25 years across deaf services in England, and had often looked with envy at developments in Scotland. With the BSL Act to recognise my language, and the Scottish Government stating their desire for the country to be the ‘best place for BSL users to live, work, visit ...

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Blackwood Bar opens as warm space



Women in green black apron using espresso machine to make coffee

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