Contact Scotland BSL

Delivered by SLi

With 1 in 6 of the population being deaf, we provide a quality, effective and seamless platform in interacting with Deaf and Deafblind BSL users, who use and access all business services. This also means businesses can connect with our interpreters to contact deaf people. Contact Scotland BSL is Scotland-wide cross-service, brought to you by Sign Language Interactions (SLi).

5th Year Anniversary

To celebrate Contact Scotland BSL’s 5th year anniversary, Andrew and Jamie look back on the last 5 years of Scotland’s first ever BSL video interpreting service in 1998.

Our journey


Scottish Office
Fund Scotland’s first pilot BSL video interpreting service


NHS 24
Pilot BSL video interpreting relay service


Scottish Government Health & Social care
Directorate fund and support the evolution of the NHS 24 pilot into a BSL video interpreting service for all Scottish public bodies and Third sector organisations in early 2016


Contact Scotland BSL
Is tendered and officially launched on 5 October 2016


Contact Scotland BSL
Appoints Community Liaison team to promote and support the use of Contact Scotland BSL


Deaf & Deafblind BSL users
Are able to access Contact Scotland BSL app and web, using a Braille display feature


Contact Scotland BSL
Expands to 24/7 operating hours and provide flexible access to calls anywhere, anyone, anytime


Contact Scotland BSL
Tender re-awarded to SLI. Brand re-launch of new app, website and logo