BDA Scotland are very excited to announce that they have secured funding from the Glasgow City Heritage Trust for two new projects exploring Glasgow’s cultural and historical identify within the Deaf community.
The first project will see BDA Scotland working in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School to teach Deaf young people, in BSL, about the rich history of Glasgow. Delivered over 5 sessions, this is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about the heritage of their city and its beginnings.
The second project, also being funded by GCHT, is aimed at adults. This project will be centred around two schools for the deaf, both of which are now closed. The first, St Vincent’s, where the old school building remains, and the second, Langside. Though both schools are now gone, the buildings remain an important part of the community’s heritage. This project will give people the opportunity to tour the old sites on different dates, see what remains and share their memories. The tours will be led by Deaf History Scotland and the BDA.
BDA Scotland would like to extend their thanks to GCHT, Deaf History Scotland, and St Roch’s, for helping them bring this exciting new project to life.