Deaf History Scotland (DHS) was established in October 2008 and is entirely run by volunteers, most of them are Deaf and British Sign Language (BSL) users.  One of its main objectives is to promote and advance the interest in discovery, research and preservation of the Scottish histories of Deaf People, their communities, culture and language.

As it is one of our goals to set up a Scottish Deaf Archive and Museum, DHS began acquiring material after it was founded in 2008. The SDA is currently stored in Deaf Action, Edinburgh and holds material of great significance to the history of deaf people in Scotland.

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