Welcome to the Sign for Scotland blog!
We're a group for those within Scotland's 'SIGNING' Community who believe in Independence and want to fully participate in the referendum debate. We are open to everyone who is interested in promoting BSL, from those who use the language as their primary form of communication, to learners and well-wishers.
Hello and welcome to the first entry in Sign for Scotland’s online blog.
We’re going to be writing about the role of
Scotland’s Deaf Community within the independence debate, and about the future
we want to see for our country.Our goal
is to bring greater awareness of the issues facing those who use BSL to a wider
audience and to imagine the possible advantages of independence.
This first entry is about the early success of the Yes
Scotland campaign.Over 147,000 people
have signed the ‘Yes Declaration’, which makes it a larger movement than every
political party in Scotland combined.It
goes beyond politics and beyond individuals, it’s about a basic question;
‘should the decisions affecting the people of Scotland be made in Scotland?’I guess you can tell which side I’m on!
Events are taking place across the country, and distinct
groups, such as Sign for Scotland, are springing up everywhere to include as
many people as possible in the independence debate.But we need to do so much more to make sure
of a Yes vote in Autumn 2014.Things are
going well however we can’t rely on the facts reaching everyone in time.We need to get moving and make a difference.
We need to get off the sofa and Sign for Scotland.