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

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 BSL actions will be embedded into our Equality Strategy and we will continually seek feedback from our users, through informal and formal mechanisms. 

View our BSL Plan or watch in BSL on the video (below).


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 via email

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.

Right-hand Menu